Schools are powerful places to shape the health, education and well-being of our children. That is why the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program supports more than 13,000 schools across the U.S. in their efforts to create environments where physical activity and healthy eating are accessible and encouraged.
The Alliance provides expert advice and resources for school professionals, teachers and students in addition to information specifically for parents. Parents serve as key role models in the home and they can also help ensure that health is a priority at their child’s school.
The California Endowment’s mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.
The California Endowment – Building Healthy Communities Division is working with SCUSD to create systemic change in Physical Education within the Sacramento City Unified Schools.
The California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD), founded in 1930, is a non-profit, voluntary membership corporation formed exclusively to promote the organizing and progress of school, community and statewide programs of health, physical education, recreation and dance which will embody such opportunities and which will insure the inclusion of such programs within the most appropriate philosophical and social context of life in California.
CAHPERD Mission Statement The mission of the California Association for Health, Physical Education,
Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Our primary goal is to support and share research on environmental and policy strategies that can promote daily physical activity for children and families across the United States. We place special emphasis on research related to children of color and lower-income children who are at highest risk for obesity.
Welcome to the site for health & physical education teachers, parents and students. Our goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children. To motivate children, we offer fun kids fitness programs such as Log It and the PEC Challenge. We reach about 150,000 unique visitors per month and we have over 2000 published lesson ideas, best practices and assessment ideas. Our site is guided by 150 Managing Editors and Advisory Board Members who have over 2300 years K-12 physical education teaching experience.
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is a voluntary program that includes an assessment, professional development, and motivational recognition to empower students to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle. The rollout of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program signals a move from measuring performance using the President’s Challenge Youth Fitness Test to assessing health using FITNESSGRAM®. Download your Presidential Youth Fitness Program resource guide today! www.presidentialyouthfitnessprogram.org
Sign up today and start receiving an email with the daily air quality forecast. Air Alert is an easy way to stay aware of air pollution levels all year long. Pay attention to air pollution levels in the afternoon and early evening when our highest readings are typically recorded during the summer. Although days are getting shorter, ozone pollution still lurks in our air.