Although physical educators have long realized the importance of Quality Daily Physical Education, the need for such programs is still not a priority for parents and policy makers. This is highlighted by the fact that many school boards still use Continue reading If They Can Block-Schedule Physical Education, Why Not Lunch?
Recess can be an excellent opportunity for children to engage in fitness activities. However for some children, recess isn’t fun – it’s a cruel reminder that they aren’t part of the in-crowd. Excluded from group games and activities, they stand Continue reading The Buddy Bench Improves Inclusiveness During Recess Periods
Here’s are some excellent skin cancer prevention resources for your health classes. The Skin Cancer Foundation has established the free Sun Smart U. education program to assist instructors expose students to the importance of sun protection and give them the Continue reading Skin Cancer Resources for Health Class Teachers
Here’s a video you might discuss in your health classes. From Thailand (with sub-titles), it’s billed as one of the best anti-smoking ads ever. And indeed, it was highly effective in increasing the number of telephone inquires by Thais wanting to Continue reading Excellent Anti-Smoking Video to Discuss in Health Class
It’s not just North Americans who have begun to realize the importance of physical activity for children. Childhood obesity and inactivity is a phenomenon in every affluent, developed country in the world. Fortunately, some of these countries have launched public Continue reading Irish Physical Activity Campaign
Back in June 2011, The U.S. government unveiled the “MyPlate” diagram, intended to give Americans a visual reminder for the proportions of the different components needed for healthy eating. It was an upgrade from the previous MyPyramid diagram that wasn’t Continue reading Healthy Eating Plate Is a Better Version of MyPlate and the Food Pyramid