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2014-03-07 23:01:54

Shawn Ladda will travel to Washington D.C. to advocate for the PHYSICAL Act as part of SPEAK Out! Day. Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Shawn Ladda, Ed.D., professor of kinesiology at Manhattan College, will head to the nation’s capital on March 12 with representatives from 37 other states to help ensure health and physical education are considered as core academic subjects under the federal education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Ladda will be...

2013-12-17 12:26:11

Grants for school running programs increased to $3,500 per school NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During 2014, ING U.S. is giving schools nationwide a unique opportunity to help students discover a passion for running and living a healthy lifestyle through its ING Run For Something Better School Awards. In partnership with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), ING U.S. will provide a minimum of 60 grants of $3,500 each,...

2013-12-05 16:23:01

RESTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A managing partner of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Active Schools initiative, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) today announced that its membership has approved changing the association's name to the Society of Health and Physical Educators, doing business as SHAPE America. According to President Gale Wiedow, interim dean of the College of Education at Dakota State University in...

2013-10-29 08:28:44

Nation's Largest In-School Wellness Program Teams Up with NFL Players to Inspire and Reward Kids for Getting Active ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We cheer their moves every Sunday, Monday and Thursday on the football field, but do NFL players have the moves off the field? Fans can see for themselves today as Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins, Corey Wootton of the Chicago Bears, Steve Smith and Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers team up with Fuel Up to Play 60 to...

2013-10-15 08:32:58

Superintendent of Boston Public Schools John McDonough and Former NFL Player Jermaine Wiggins join others to highlight 1,000 new schools boosting kids' fitness BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP), an initiative of ChildObesity180 at Tufts University, convened students, teachers, and supporters for a kick-off event at Boston Public's Roosevelt Elementary on October 15, 2013. The event kicked-off new physical activity programs...

2013-09-17 12:28:44

ING Run For Something Better® School-Based Running Programs Help Students Learn Healthy Choices and Take Responsibility for Their Own Fitness ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ING U.S. today announced that it has awarded 59 schools from 26 states across the U.S. with up to $2,500 grants to help students combat childhood obesity by getting them more active through school-based running programs. Through its ING Run For Something Better® School Awards Program, retirement,...

2013-08-13 08:29:37

Dr. Thom McKenzie will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy Degree (Sport and Health Sciences) from Finland's University of Jyvaskyla SAN DIEGO, August 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 24, 2013, Dr. Thom McKenzie, principal researcher at SPARK(TM), will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy Degree (Sport and Health Sciences) from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland. Dr. McKenzie is being recognized for his collaboration with the university and his...

2013-05-07 12:21:35

Celebrating the Presidential Youth Fitness Program and Honoring the Distinguished Members of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-recognized third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight hosted a reception honoring the distinguished members of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) and celebrating the recent announcement of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) on...

2013-02-28 16:26:58

$10 million donation made to PYFP is largest in Foundation's history CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, during an event where First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the need for increased physical activity opportunities in schools, the General Mills Foundation committed $10 million to help implement the new Presidential Youth Fitness Program, a comprehensive, school-based fitness assessment program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/NY68912 )(Logo:...

Too Many Universities Not Requiring Important Physical Education
2013-01-07 13:13:41

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It wasn´t long ago that I strolled into a very daunting room filled with machines and contraptions that confounded and intimidated me. This sense of being lost at sea was only added to by the ease and skill with which I saw others navigating the room. As it turns out, according to a new study out of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, my experience was far from unique. At my university, our workout facility was...