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Survey: Parents & Teachers Want Mandatory Health & PE Classes

Survey: Parents & Teachers Want Mandatory Health & PE Classes


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OrganizationNational 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.

Links for kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information, providing a safe place online for kids to play and learn.

OrganizationKids 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.

Web SiteWe 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.

Web SiteSHAPE 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.

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

Web SiteUSDA 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.

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

OrganizationParent Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA encourages parental involvement in public schools.

Web 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.

Web SiteBAM! 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.

Web SiteNational 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.

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

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