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Survey: Parents & Teachers Want Mandatory Health & PE Classes

Additional Resources

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Kids Sports Network
http://www.ksnusa.org
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)
http://www.pta.org
The PTA encourages parental involvement in public schools.

ChooseMyPlate.gov
http://www.choosemyplate.gov
ChooseMyPlate.gov 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
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/
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.

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov
This government site offers advice, links, homework help, and information for parents, teachers, and students.

Kids.gov
http://kids.usa.gov
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
http://kidshealth.org/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)
http://www.nasponline.org
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
http://www.cdc.gov/bam/
This CDC website is designed for 9- to 13-year-olds and addresses health, nutrition, fitness, and stress. It also offers games for kids.

USDA Farm to School Program
http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool
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
http://www.shapeamerica.org/
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!
http://www.letsmove.gov
Let's Move! is dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.

National Farm to School Network
http://www.farmtoschool.org
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.

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