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This week’s Power Food is Pineapples! Pineapples are eaten fresh, juiced, cooked, and preserved and their leaves are even used for insulation in your homes. Believe it or not, Pineapples are a composed of many berries whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Individual pineapple...

Robert Jackson, Amazing Athletes Potomac Coast, VA Robert was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and athletics have always played a pivotal role in his life. Throughout his formative years, he excelled in football, baseball, track, and basketball. After graduating high school, he decided joined the United...

Start your week with this week's Power Food, Broccoli! Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was a fan of broccoli, importing the seeds from Italy to plant at Monticello. He recorded planting the vegetable there as early as May of...

This week’s Power Food is Apples! Most apples are still picked by hand during autumn. A bushel of apples weighs 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce. Eating an apple can help cleanse your teeth and is said to be able to whiten your teeth. Apples are...

Sherry Price, Amazing Athletes North OC, CA Sherry was born and raised in Orange County and resides in Cypress, California. She grew up playing multiple sports including softball, basketball, and volleyball. In high school, Sherry was a four-year varsity volleyball player and received many awards including...

This week’s Power Food is Oranges! The word “Orange” was first used for the color and not for the fruit. Oranges can be consumed raw, in the form of juices, marmalade or as a part of various desserts. 85% of globally produced oranges are converted...

Our Power Food this week is Eggplants! The name "eggplant" originates from the 18th century when farmers with small, white fruit, shaped like hen's egg were popular. Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, bell peppers, and potatoes. Some varieties...

Power Food this week is Grapes! Grapes can be consumed raw, in the form of sweet and salty salads and juices. They can be cooked and used for the production of various desserts. Dried grapes (better known as raisins) are especially popular during winter, when...

The Power Food this week is Pears! Pears can be eaten fresh, baked, and cooked in a variety of meals. Pears are considered by some to be hypoallergenic because a pear allergy is rare. For babies Pears are often recommended for weaning them towards solid foods  because...

Our power food of the week is pears! Health Benefits of Pears A naturally sweet and crunchy snack, pears can be sliced, cooked, and used to make all kinds of delicious, nutritious food. Pears contain non soluble polysaccharide (NSP), a natural source of fiber. Pears are...

This week we're learning about the health benefits of watermelon! Health Benefits of Watermelon Watermelon not only makes for a quenching, natural treat, but has many health benefits as well. Watermelon contains vitamins A, C, B1, B5, and B6. And because watermelon is 92% water and full of...

This week's power food is green pepper! Health Benefits of Green Peppers  Green bell peppers not only add flavor to your meal, but plenty of nutrition, too! A single cup serving of green peppers has 2.5 grams of fiber, almost 120 milligrams of vitamin C, and natural antioxidants. Both vitamin C...

Melanie Channick, Amazing Athletes Montgomery County, PA As a youth sports’ development program, Amazing Athletes focuses on teaching children the fun and importance of fitness. We believe that active, structured play is an integral part of children’s education. Research shows that fitness not only helps the body,...

Many people make a new year’s resolution to be healthier throughout the next year. But when healthy habits are instilled early, children learn to make fitness and nutrition part of their lifestyle rather than a goal that may come and go.   When children learn the foundations...

It’s no secret that children are especially impressionable. When it comes to good sportsmanship, kids look to their coaches and parents as examples of how to act. Developing good sportsmanship does more than show kids how to behave politely during and after a game. Sportsmanship impacts how children interact on and off the field. Good sportsmanship builds teamwork, character, and teaches respect, honor, discipline, kindness, inclusion, resilience, perseverance, and more.

An active family is a healthy family, but sometimes the weather makes it hard to get outside. Don’t let cold or indoor distractions keep you from exercise. There are lots of fun and easy ways for the family to stay fit together! Check out these...

The holiday season has arrived and that means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Undoubtedly, the end of November brings about the most celebrated American dinner of the year. But food, family and friends is not always a recipe for health—especially when the food lacks...

Sweets – chocolate - candy - oh my! Halloween is around the corner, and kids are already gearing up to collect their treats. Healthy-minded parents, however, know that too much sugar can be harmful. How does a conscientious caregiver help their child overcome the dangers of...

After finding himself burned out in a successful real estate career, Jared Taylor wanted to re-energize his life and shift his focus, as well as his profession, toward a career where one of his biggest passions—sports—could be engaged. Jared is a cross-trained athlete who has played...

As summer draws to a close, parents are preparing to send their children back to school, and kids are gearing up to refocus their attention on learning and study. However, active play should not stop just because school is starting. In fact, physical activity is an essential ingredient for healthy, productive students of all ages, and incorporating it into the school day makes kids more attentive, better behaved, and superior academic performers.

Are your kids already bored this summer? Help them make the most of their vacation by getting them active through fun outdoor games! Outside activities are a great way to keep kids moving after school sports and activities are over. Plus, games are important in...

At Amazing Athletes, we strive to help kids become exactly what our name suggests: Amazing! Active games, activities and sports have a tremendous power to facilitate physiological development in children by honing their fine motor skills, coordination and balance. But being an Amazing Athlete means so much...

One of the best things about winter is snow!  Playing games outside after a flurry is a great way to help kids develop gross and fine motor skills, improve hand-eye coordination, and promote activity through the winter. Here is a list of five active snow games...

The fun and excitement of the holidays are over, but the cold and dreary weather remains!  With outdoor opportunities limited, indoor activities are taking center stage in homes, schools and care programs across the country.  Indoor games can present both mental and physical challenges, and...

There are numerous benefits of youth sports – many of which are obvious. Keeping children fit, instilling healthy habits in kids at a young age, and keeping children busy and away from negative influences are all understood benefits of enrolling your child in sports programs...