America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
Launched in February 2010 by First Lady Michelle Obama, the Let's Move! campaign aims at solving the problem of childhood obesity. With the support of President Barack Obama, a Task Force on Childhood Obesity was created with a goal of returning the level of obesity in children to under 5% by 2030. Four key areas have been identified as primary focuses:
Gopher Promotes Activity
We strive to help children live more active and healthier lives through physical education, recreation, and sports.
Physical activity is essential to a healthy lifestyle. The Let's Move! campaign encourages children to have several opportunities to be active year round. The following are strategies you can take to promote an active lifestyle:
Let's Move: America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
Let's Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
National Association for Sport and Physical Education: Let's Move in School
Educate youth about all of the benefits of a physically active lifestyle and ensure that every school provides opportunities for quality physical education and activity.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Healthy Schools - Healthy Youth
CDC: Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)
This tool will help school districts conduct an analysis of written physical education curricula.
USA Today: Physical activity can boost student performance
Going to PE class and recess can be a win-win situation for students.
White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: Report to the President
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