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Spark offers multiple resources and tools for advocating for physical education and activity. It also includes tools for early childhood, after-school programs, and for parents.
This document represents expert consensus about appropriate and inappropriate practices observed frequently in physical education.
This national, bipartisan, membership organization of athletes, coaches, and sports administrators come together to make sure every child has the best chance to compete in life. They educate the public and policy makers at the local, state, and national levels about the need to invest in proven, cost-effective programs that help children overcome the obstacles that prevent them from competing successfully in the 21st century.
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides a comprehensive program for student activity.
The purpose of the Healthy Kids Act is to establish physical activity requirements for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and to establish nutritional content standards for food and beverages sold on or provided on school grounds during the school day (first bell to last bell).
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Use the physical education national standards to develop physically-educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. The purpose of the National Standards document is to provide the framework for a quality physical education.
The Iowa Department of Education provides information on grants, the President’s challenge, and web site resources.
- Physical Education Standards
- Physical Education Compliance
- Health Education
- Teaching Endorsements in Physical Education and Health
- Related Resources
This tools for the evaluation of PE teachers is provided by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
This report by Shape America provides the status of physical education in the United States. Physical education addresses the needs of the whole child by helping children exercise both their bodies and their minds, with a positive impact on their physical, mental, and emotional health.
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They help you create an environment where all children have a positive experience being physically active. Easily transform attitudes with the right physical activity resource.
SPARK is dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating research-based programs that promote lifelong wellness. SPARK strives to improve the health of children and adolescents by disseminating evidence-based physical activity and nutrition programs that provide curriculum, staff development, follow-up support, and equipment to teachers of Pre-K through 12th grade students.
HotDog.com has just published new research on teen fitness in the U.S.
The article includes:
- Geographical differences and how they impact exercise habits
- Differences in physical activities between young and older teens
- What accounts for differences between female and male exercise levels
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