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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...

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...

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...

2010-12-11 00:00:47

Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and best-selling author John Ratey will speak about "The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" at the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition on March 31, 2011. Reston, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2010 Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and best-selling author John Ratey will speak about "The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" at the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition on March 31, 2011. The convention, offered by...

2009-09-24 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) announced today that, together with Genzyme, the maker of Synvisc-One(TM) (hylan G-F 20), it has joined forces with orthopedic surgeon and author Dr. Nick DiNubile and former Radio City Rockette Mary Six to help educate people suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee on the importance of knee health and staying active. The partnership is part of an educational campaign, "Get a Kick...