June 21, 2010
Happy 1st day of summer! This week, we highlight fun and innovative programs to promote fitness this summer:
Work looks like play at PE teachers institute (Source: INDenverTimes.com) Award-winning teachers gather to learn creative approaches to teaching and assessing physical education.
Girl Scout camp focuses on healthy habits (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Camp encourages healthy lifestyles.
Public invited to use Des Moines high school workout rooms (Source: Des Moines Register) Free use of new school fitness equipment made possible by a federal grant.
How might programs such as these come to life in your community?
June 8, 2010
This week, we focus on the role of schools in facilitating physically active lifestyles:
2010 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the US (Source: NASPE) The National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association have collaborated to present current state-specific data on physical education in schools.
Changes in liability laws could open up schools for community recreation (Source: University of Florida News) A Florida professor, and author of a forthcoming study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, explains that minor legislative changes surrounding school building use can positively impact families’ recreation options.
In your opinion, how can the potential for schools' positive influence be realized without creating significant burden?
April 19, 2010
This week, we highlight reports on school-based physical activity, as well as the cost-effectiveness of print vs. electronic physical activity information:
The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance (Source: CDC) Literature review and policy implications.
Cost Analysis of Internet vs. Print Interventions for Physical Activity Promotion (Source: Psychology of Sport and Exercise/PubMed) Researchers estimate break-even points for print vs. web-based interventions.
How could this information be useful in confirming or updating the direction of your programs?