: News

Filed Under:

Local School One Of Healthiest In Virginia, Says Governor

Play associated audio
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine fields some tough questions from elementary students at Claremont Immersion School in Arlington, Va. Kaine was at the school to praise its nutrition and physical activity programs.
David Schultz
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine fields some tough questions from elementary students at Claremont Immersion School in Arlington, Va. Kaine was at the school to praise its nutrition and physical activity programs.

Hundreds of energetic children zip around the gymnasium at Claremont Elementary School in Arlington, Va.

Two of the children belong to Marna Louis, who is impressed by the quality of the food served at Claremont. "They've really increased the number of fresh fruits and vegetables that they offer," said Louis, "as opposed to canned things."

Governor Tim Kaine visited the school to bestow his Nutrition and Physical Activity Gold Star Award, an honor only 13 other schools in the Commonwealth have received. Kaine encouraged students to eat breakfast every morning, drink at least 64 ounces of water a day, and to make sure they go outside.

"Go outside and what?" Kaine asked the students. "Play!" They shouted back in unison.

Governor Kaine then joined the students for their daily dance routine, stepping and waving his arms to the beat.

David Schultz reports...

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
WAMU 88.5

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.