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Survey: Parents & Teachers Want Mandatory Health & PE Classes

Survey: Parents & Teachers Want Mandatory Health & PE Classes

Additional Resources

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Kids Sports Network
This organization promotes quality nonschool sports and fitness for children between the ages of 3 and 19 through coaches, education, special events and activities, public awareness, and regular networking with youth sports organizations and agencies.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA encourages parental involvement in public schools. provides practical information on how to follow the U.S. government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It includes resources and tools to help families lead healthier lives.

We Can - Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition
This National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute site aims to help parents and kids eat healthier and be more active. It offers a list of go, slow, and whoa foods as well as advice on portion control.
Links for kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information, providing a safe place online for kids to play and learn.

KidsHealth in the Classroom
Free PreK-12 lesson plans, aligned to National Health Education Standards and based on expert-approved, age-appropriate articles.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
The mission of the NASP is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning.

BAM! Body and Mind
This CDC website is designed for 9- to 13-year-olds and addresses health, nutrition, fitness, and stress. It also offers games for kids.

U.S. Department of Education
This government site offers advice, links, homework help, and information for parents, teachers, and students.

National Farm to School Network
The National Farm to School Network has many resources about starting school gardens, integrating them into curricula and the school's food program, and more.

USDA Farm to School Program
The USDA Farm to School Program is operated by the Department's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), which has seven regional offices around the country; in each is a Farm to School Regional Lead who is available to provide farm to school related support to state agencies and other entities in their region.

SHAPE America
SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education and physical activity, who are dedicated to teaching and promoting active, healthy lifestyles.

Let's Move!
Let's Move! is dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.


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