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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...

2011-09-08 13:10:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ING Community Fund today announced that it has awarded 50 schools from 24 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, financial services leader ING, in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), is helping to...

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...

2010-11-30 14:09:00

RESTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drew Brees, co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, and Sports Illustrated's 2010 Sportsman of the Year, will keynote the General Session of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) at the 2011 AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition in San Diego, CA on Thursday, March 31, 2011. ING Run For Something Better is...

2010-08-31 07:00:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As teachers and students head back to school, a supplement to the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES) presents key findings and issues associated with the statewide assessment of youth fitness in Texas. The supplement, "Texas Youth Fitness Study," provides an in-depth analysis and evaluation of data collected through the state-mandated health-related fitness testing of all public school children in Texas in grades 3 through 12....

2010-06-02 14:00:00

RESTON, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA released today from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA), shows that while the majority of states mandate physical education, there are two significant inadequacies: time requirements and exemptions/waivers. Given the recent increased attention on childhood obesity prevention initiatives, legislators and...

2010-03-25 08:28:00

RESTON, Va., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is pleased to announce that E. Paul Roetert was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for AAHPERD beginning September 1, 2010. Dr. Roetert comes to AAHPERD after 19 years with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), where he was Managing Director of Player Development and Tournament Director of the US Open Junior Tennis Championships. Vicki Worrell,...