The Cooper Institute
 

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

 
 
 
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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Impacting communities where we live, work and play

At Cooper, we want the world to be a better place and many of us strive to make it such by volunteering our time or by making a financial contribution to causes that matter to us. The Cooper Give For Good campaign allows us to make a difference where we live, work and play. In our hometown of Dallas, TX, we support organizations in our own backyard whose missions and values are closely aligned with our own....

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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

The Power of Volunteer Advocacy

Nearly half a century of research from The Cooper Institute has allowed key decision makers to advance policies that improve public health across the country and around the world, thanks to powerful research and passionate volunteers....

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Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

Kids Getting a Physical? Don’t Forget Vision Screenings!

For most kids, going back to school is an exciting time of new clothes, new friends, and a new year of possibilities. For students with vision problems, it can be a source of anxiety and fear....

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Friday, Aug 02, 2019

Remembering Ross Perot

On July 9, 2019, we lost a long-time friend, Mr. H. Ross Perot. Since the early years when our work was considered controversial, Ross and his family helped support the Cooper organizations and their support never wavered. They understood that the work we were doing was destined to gain credibility and have a positive impact on the world. Without his support, the notion that exercise is medicine might never have moved forward....

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Thursday, Aug 01, 2019

A Winning Season

Celebrating a Decade of Youth Fitness With the NFL Foundation...

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Friday, Jun 14, 2019

Protecting Eyes While Playing Outside

Outside playtime is a fun way to boost physical activity and improve children's growth and development, but don't forget to protect children’s eyes from the harsh sun....

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Texas Legislature Adjourned: Children of Texas Have a Bright Future

The 86th Legislature has officially adjourned, and the Governor will now review over 1,429 pieces of legislation that have arrived on his desk for his approval or veto. Many of the proposals promoting physical activity and children’s health were passed and now await Governor Gregg Abbott’s signature. Read more for a quick synopsis of those key measures supported by The Cooper Institute that remain law or will soon become law....

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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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