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2012-10-26 15:22:03

Program encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking" WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research from Harvard Medical School's Dr. John Ratey shows that for a person's brain to function at its peak; the body needs to move. Dr. Ratey is not alone, as a growing pool of research has also shown a correlation between exercise and academics, including better performance on standardized test scores and higher GPAs. Today, World Champion...

2012-07-12 23:03:16

Contest offers unprecedented grand prize of $45,000 in curriculum, training, and equipment in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 A consortium of the nation´s leading health and physical education organizations have teamed up to offer a nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest to support National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month this September. One lucky K-12 school will win a comprehensive Healthy School Makeover valued at...

2012-03-13 06:55:00

GREENACRES, Fla. and BOSTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waboba, the internationally known ball that bounces on water, will bounce into Boston for the annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Conference at Hynes Auditorium, March 14-16, 2012. This diverse annual conference of fitness professionals is an ideal platform to showcase the Waboba line of air, land and sea games. The company will be represented by Jordan Sullivan who has worked with...

2012-03-12 09:22:00

Sports Icons Come Together to Encourage More Movement In Schools Hundreds of Boston area students and teachers at Marriott Copley Plaza on Thursday, March 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for physical activity showcase BOSTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sports icons Doug Flutie, Carl Lewis, Kristine Lilly and White House Associate Chef Sam Kass as well as Jared "The SUBWAY Guy" will be among the celebrities moving on Thursday, March 15 at the second annual Let's Move in School...

2012-03-02 10:00:00

Campaign advocates for the usage of Title I and Title II funds for physical and health education programs and professional development for teachers San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 SPARK, provider of the world´s most-researched physical education program and a division of School Specialty, will continue its mission on Capitol Hill in support of more physical and health education programs for students as part of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education´s...

2011-11-15 15:09:00

RESTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,500 grants have led to a dramatic increase in the outdoor activity levels of more than 28,000 preschool children over the past three years, say officials from Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS), an initiative of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). The $5,000 grants are designated to improve Head Start centers' outdoor play...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

First Lady to Kick Off Childrenâs Health Campaign from White House (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 National production company Flash Mob America will help National Geographic Kids magazine set the Guinness World Records® title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. To break the record, more than 20,000 people worldwide need to complete one minute of jumping jacks in events occurring between 3 p.m. ET October 11, 2011 and 3 p.m. ET October 12, 2011....

2011-04-01 08:00:00

RESTON, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Head Start centers nationwide. Approximately $2 million is available through the HSBS Play Space Grant Awards to improve Head Start centers' outdoor play spaces with an emphasis on creating an environment that helps to increase physical play. Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to Head Start...

2011-02-01 11:16:00

RESTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Let's Move in School, a national initiative to increase physical activity before, during, and after school is being introduced to thousands of U.S. schools today. In support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and its National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) are hosting a national Let's Move in School webinar that...

2011-01-26 10:13:00

RESTON, Va., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to vendors to participate in its 2011 Preferred Vendor Catalog for its four-year, $12 million physical activity project. Funding for HSBS is provided by the Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of HSBS is to increase...