The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

 
 
 
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Friday, May 17, 2019

Advocating for Whole Child Health

At The Cooper Institute, we talk a lot about improving whole-child health, but what exactly does that mean? How can parents and teachers be advocates for the health and wellness of children at home and in the community?...

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Meyer Society Lecture Series: Margaret Spellings looks to long-range planning as the key to success in Texas

It was a lovely spring night as people from all over Dallas gathered for the second annual Meyer Society Lecture Series by The Cooper Institute. This year’s event featured Margaret Spellings, a renowned education thought leader and public policy expert who notably spearheaded the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as the secretary of education under president George W. Bush. Most recently, Spellings served as the president of the University of North Carolina System before leaving to help lead the efforts at Texas 2036 - a nonprofit focused on long-range, data-based planning to build a better Texas by the bicentennial year....

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Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

6 Tips to be Screen Free and Fit

Too much screen time can be detrimental to your child’s health, and even your own. The lack of physical activity and abundance of screen time are two of the biggest obstacles to children’s health that we face. Learn more about how to reduce screen time and improve physical health for the whole family....

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Thursday, Apr 04, 2019

Living Legacy: Amy Meyer Barrentine Remembers Her Father

Amy Meyer Barrentine remembers her father's legacy....

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Monday, Apr 01, 2019

Volunteers Lead the Charge In Austin

On March 4, volunteers and staff from The Cooper Institute traveled to Austin to educate the 86th Texas Legislature about the importance of building a healthier generation now and Well. Into the Future....

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Friday, Mar 08, 2019

A Vision of Health for Women

Healthy kids are generally more successful in school and in life. That’s why fitness is one of the key ingredients for setting students up for a lifetime of achievement. Another key ingredient to student success is good vision....

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Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

The Cooper Institute Texas Legislative Agenda

Founded in Dallas in 1970, The Cooper Institute has a vested interest in the health of our home state....

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Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

Can exercise help children sleep better?

How much sleep is your child getting? We know physical activity and good nutrition is important for student performance and growth development, but sometimes we don’t pay enough attention to sleep....

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Monday, Feb 11, 2019

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Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019

Building a Strong, Safer Dallas

Our first responders are an integral part our communities, working hard everyday to keep us safe. Good physical health is necessary for their protection and ours, but finding recruits who meet the physical requirements is becoming more of a challenge. Are our children ready to serve their communities and their country?...

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Monday, Jan 28, 2019

Healthy Children Today, Better Workforce Tomorrow

Dallas may not have won the bid for Amazon HQ2, but business and community leaders are already learning and looking ahead to prepare North Texas for the next opportunity. We have much to offer, including a thriving economy, relatively low cost of living, and plenty of available real estate, but our people are always our greatest asset. The Cooper Institute and Dallas ISD are meeting that challenge on all fronts....

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Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

Screentime is detrimental to whole child health and vision

The lack of physical activity and abundance of screen time are two of the biggest obstacles to children’s health that we face. Sitting too much can be considered as dangerous of a risk factor for health as smoking, while excessive screen time is leading to a dramatic increase in nearsightedness. According to the Vision Impact Institute, physical activity can improve whole child health and vision....

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