Physical Activity Opportunities in Schools: New and Old Favorites
America today faces a childhood obesity crisis. The public is looking to schools to address this crisis through offering more physical activity opportunities. Yet, we know that the majority of school–age students do not meet the CDC guidelines for 60 minutes of physical activity daily. It is combining the minutes from physical education, recess, after school and sports teams that children move closer to the 60 minutes per day guideline.
This page is devoted to organizations that provide support to schools in creating more physically active environments.
To kick off the concept of physical activity in schools we invited Judy LoBianco, the Supervisor of Health, Physical Education and Nursing Services at South Orange-Maplewood Schools in New Jersey. Ms. LoBianco was the 2013 Administrator of the Year for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). In the video presentation she shares her strategies for getting students more physically act