Nutrition

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

By on May 20th, 2015

Fitness Month
FLVS Physical Education students may be who you think will be playing hard this month, but this is a call to action for all students, friends, and families.

As you’ll quickly see, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is not just for PE students, it’s for everyone!

Read on…

But don’t expect to be here too long because soon it will be time to get going and leave your screen behind. Continue reading


Holiday Health Tips from FLVS Students

By on December 19th, 2014

holiday healthAs our students, parents, educators, and staff prepare for Winter Break, we are excited to feature two articles from our student newspaper, News in a Click, about staying healthy over the holidays.

Thank you to student writers Meera Radhakrishnan and Cristi McKee for sharing these exercise tips and winter superfood suggestions!  Continue reading


Increase your Student’s Success in School

By on November 28th, 2014

udemy course


Take a free course designed to help your student!

Just in time for Florida Parental Involvement in Education Month, Florida Virtual School is proud to announce a free course created just for parents! Secrets to Student Success Revealed is free on Udemy.com.

We have taken research proven strategies from experienced educators and crafted a free course for parents and educators to learn these strategies in a quick and easy format. If you’d love to know how to motivate your child, talk to your child, advocate for your child, and even learn how your child’s brain works as well as steps you can take to improve his/her sleep, nutrition, and exercise, then Secrets to Student Success Revealed is for you. Continue reading


Reasons to Love Physical Education at FLVS

By on November 20th, 2014

hope cover“In 2012 more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity are the result of ‘caloric imbalance’ – too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed – and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.” – Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Are you shocked to hear that information? Our kids are eating too much and not moving enough and it is causing our country to become very obese. I believe that technology has been a major factor in the decline of young people getting up and moving. Technology, however, can also be used to counter this trend. In the P.E. course offered by FLVS, the students get educated on how to live a healthy lifestyle using their electronic device and then are expected to go out, get moving, and develop healthy habits. Continue reading


Cave Bro is on the Loose!

By on October 10th, 2014

cave bro 1
If you’ve ever wanted to see what happens when you feed a caveman nothing but cupcakes, now’s your chance.

Florida Virtual School recently released Cave Bro in both the Google Play and iTunes stores. This free game teaches students how to make good nutritional choices in a fun and fast-paced style. Students can also experience Cave Bro in upcoming releases of the FLVS Health and PE courses.

Cave Bro has been frozen for more than 30,000 years, so needless to say he’s hungry and will eat anything. It’s up to players to decide what he eats, how much, and how often. Good choices win. Bad choices create one really cranky caveman.

Continue reading


Can a Caveman Teach Kids to be Healthier?

By on April 4th, 2014

cave broCan a caveman teach kids better eating and exercise habits?

The team at Florida Virtual School is betting he can. They’ve defrosted Cave Bro as part of an entertaining new game concept designed to teach kids how to make better nutritional choices. Cave Bro has been frozen for more than 30,000 years, so needless to say he’s hungry and will eat anything. It’s up to players to decide what he eats, how much, and how often. Good choices win. Bad choices create one really cranky caveman.

The concept originated as part of the new Health and PE course development, but after working with Fablevision to develop a playable prototype and testing it with kids, the team quickly realized this amusing game could teach good nutrition and exercise habits in ways teachers and parents never could. Continue reading