Wellness

Childhood obesity is a sobering national epidemic that unfortunately has not spared the Southern Tier. Health officials are expressing concern with the link between childhood obesity and its relationship to the development of health related diseases, such as diabetes. With generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, WSKG launched a Working on Wellness initiative to work with existing health organizations. WSKG is strategically positioned to develop new and coordinate existing efforts underway to address childhood obesity by using its media resources and outreach activities to create an awareness of what is being done in our community concerning childhood obesity.

For more information about Working on Wellness initiatives, download a copy of the program descriptor. The Working on Wellness Program Descriptor includes information about our initiatives with our partners.

As part of Working on Wellness, WSKG is partnering with the Binghamton City School District to create media clips based upon existing Movement in the Classroom physical education curriculum.  These video segments range in length from five to fifteen minutes demonstrating simple yet meaningful...
Move It! is a WSKG orginal, award-winning children's program and is part of WSKG Public Media's Working on Wellness (WOW) initiative. This health and wellness series focuses on keeping families active, giving nutritional education and increasing self awareness. The series is broken into...
Working on Wellness, WSKG's health and wellness initiative, partnered with United Health Services and Johnny Only to highlight the importance of health and wellness messaging with children. Through creative outlets, students were challenged to create music and visual arts depicting their own...
WSKG's Working on Wellness partners have joined us in the effort to address childhood obesity, a sobering national epidemic that unfortunately has not spared the Southern Tier. Health officials are expressing concern with the link between childhood obesity and its relationship to the...
Here are a number of great resources to work on wellness!
WSKG in partnership with Broome/Tioga BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) coordinated a program called Stride with Pride. The program involved third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Each student was given a pedometer, logbook, and instructions on how to use them. Broome/Tioga BOCES...
Thank you to all of the students who submitted recipes.  We were very excited to see your creativity and unique recipes!  Congratulations to the six winning teams listed here in no paricular order.                ...
The Rock on Cafe™ program is a service of Broome-Tioga BOCES and currently 15 school districts throughout Broome and Tioga County are participating. The program is entering it's second school year and is proud to continue to offer kid approved recipes and products at an affordable...