SEPTEMBER 2013 - GET INFORMED!
In Case You Missed It
- FLOTUS & Let's Move! Active Schools
First Lady, Michelle Obama was recently on the cover of Parade Magazine with a special message about Let's Move! Active Schools and her passion to fight childhood obesity. Obama has been on a mission to help physical educators and parents promote
healthy eating habits and activities to sustain lifelong well-being.
"Change is hard—it's as simple as that. You start making tweaks to something that has been a mainstay and you're going to get some backlash,
particularly from kids. We as adults can't be shortsighted. That's part of how we got to this problem in the first place. We sort of give our kids what
they want, as opposed to what they need. I understand this as a mom. I mean, to sit at the dinner table and have your kids pout over what you've served
for dinner is an ego buster. Right? My kids are normal. If they could eat burgers and fries and ice cream every day, they would. And so would I. But
that doesn't sustain us." – First Lady, Michelle Obama in Parade Magazine
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Shaquille O'Neal to Help Promote Let's Move! Active Schools
Shaquille O'Neal, former NBA superstar, announced earlier this month that he will be joining First Lady, Michelle Obama, in her gallant efforts to promote Let's Move! Active Schools, a comprehensive program that empowers school champions to create active environments that enable all students to get
moving and reach their full potential.
O'Neal, along with Olympic Gold Medalists Allyson Felix and Dominique Dawes, DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, and North America Reebok
President Uli Becker will join Obama in an effort to raise awareness of the ongoing campaign. At the event, DC Public Schools announced their support for
Let's Move Active Schools and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program district-wide.
Learn how you can become an Active School today
Hear What These Professional Athletes Have to Say about Physical Activity in School
Exciting, New Funding Opportunity from the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Looking for ways to improve physical activity, fitness and nutrition at your school? Now you can do so with the help of the Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP60) 2013-2014 Playbook. In partnership with theGenYOUth Foundation, The Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) is featured in the "Make a Case for Quality PE"
"play" focused on empowering educators to inspire students to adopt healthy and active lifestyles.
What does this mean for you?
You can now utilize FREE resources from PYFP (a model for fitness education) to support quality physical education programming in your school. How? Simply
on the web for tips on how to spread the word and encourage support for physical education.
Not currently utilizing PYFP but want to jump-start the program at your school?
Starting September 1st, schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 can apply online for 100% funding for the 2014-2015 school year through the funds
for Fuel Up to Play 60 process. The deadline for application submissions is November 1, 2013. To apply for the program, please visit:
You won't want to miss out on this great opportunity! Any school currently employing a full or part-time certified physical educator is eligible to apply. Click here for requirements/terms and conditions.
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) is a voluntary program that includes a health-related fitness assessment, as well as educational and
motivational tools, to support educators and empower students to adopt an active lifestyle. The PYFP provides a model of the components that should be part
of fitness education within a school's quality physical education program. www.pyfp.org
President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Welcomes Two New Members
— President Barack Obama has appointed Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (Retired) and Anthony Marc Robles to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports &
"We are thrilled to have Lt. Gen. Hertling and Mr. Robles join the President's Council," said PCFSN Executive Director Shellie Pfohl. "They bring a wealth
of experience that will complement the talents of our current members as we strive to educate, engage and empower all Americans to lead a healthy
Lt. Gen. Hertling retired from the U.S. Army after more than 37 years of exceptional service.
He previously served as the Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training from 2009 to 2011,
where he was responsible for the training of more than 160,000 officers and enlisted soldiers each year.
During that period, he revamped the Army's basic training program and implemented a modernized physical
fitness and nutrition program to address the needs of current recruits.
He has received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Lt. Gen. Hertling graduated from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies and the National War College.
He received a B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military Academy and an M.S. in Exercise
Physiology from Indiana University.
Mr. Robles is an NCAA wrestling analyst and expert at ESPN. Born with only one leg, he won the 2010-2011 NCAA
individual wrestling championship in the
125-pound weight class, and is a three-time All-American.
He has been honored with the NCAA Best Wrestler of the National Tournament in 2011, the Jimmy V
Perseverance Award at the ESPN ESPYs, and the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012. Mr.
Robles received a B.A. in business communication from Arizona State University.
Lt. Gen. Hertling and Mr. Robles join the Council's 16 other members, which include
athletes, physicians, chefs, physical fitness and nutrition experts,
all of whom are dedicated to encouraging Americans to lead healthy, active lives.
About the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) educates, engages and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes
regular physical activity and good nutrition. Through its partnerships with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, PCFSN promotes programs and
initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles. For more information about the Council, visit
The Month for Health – Breast Cancer & "Veggie" Awareness
Eating healthy and staying physically active are important for maintaining overall good health.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Every day, people are diagnosed with breast cancer. October is utilized to help increase awareness of this disease and help promote healthy,
preventative activities while also providing people with the resources they need to detect it in its early stages.
What is breast cancer? Breast cancer forms from cells in your body dividing and growing abnormally. This kind of growth can often develop a mass or lumps
in the breast, called tumors, which can either be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors are cancerous and will attack nearby tissue, spreading throughout
According to the Susan G. Komen:
- There will be an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer in the US
- Approximately 64,640 new cases of in situ breast cancer will be documented in the US
- About 2,240 men will be diagnosed of invasive breast cancer
- An estimated 39,620 of American people will die from breast cancer (410 will be men)
Be proactive! If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, talk with your family doctor about your potential risk and how to detect early
symptoms. Create a plan – visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation at www.nationalbreastcancer.org to
create a customized plan to help identify early symptoms and stay healthy. Invite your friends, too! And don't forget to wear pink next month!
October 1st is officially the recognized World Vegetarian Day; however, the entire fall month is observed by many to promote "the joy,
compassion and life-enhancing" benefits of vegetarianism. Physical and emotional health can be linked to food! Have you ever heard of the phrase, "dessert
is stressed spelled backwards?" Curb those malicious tendencies to want to eat unhealthily when you're stressed, sad or just bored by grabbing a snack that
is healthy and is hormone and pesticide-free!
This month, educate your kids, students, family and friends about the many benefits of going "veggie" and eating "green."
Here are just a few of the benefits of going "veggie:"
Product of the Month:
Youth Presidential Youth Fitness Award T-Shirt
Getting fit and staying healthy is as cool as it gets - which is why these 100 percent preshrunk cotton t-shirts were designed to mesh with today's
trendiest t-shirt fashions. Kids can express their commitment to health by proudly wearing a silk-screened red, gold, and white PYFP logo across their
To shop for the
PYFP Youth T-Shirt
please visit our online store.
Food Day from the Center of Science in the Public Interest
October 24, 2103
Food Day is a national celebration utilized to promote the inclusion of food education and cooking classes in schools across the US while emphasizing the
importance of healthy, sustainable eating habits.
American Diabetes Association Expo
October 12, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Operation Fitness World Expo
October 12-13, 2013
Broward County Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Midwest District AAHPERD Student Leadership Conference
October 3-5, 2013
Pokagon State Park
Midwest District AAHPERD Fall Board Meeting
October 4-5, 2013
October 3-5, 2013
Pokagon State Park
Arizona State Convention
October 16-18, 2013
Phoenix Convention Center
Florida AHPERD Conference
October 17-19, 2013
Buena Vista Palace Hotel
WAHPERD State Conference
October 25-26, 2013
Yakima Convention Center
Georgia AHPERD Convention
October 27-29, 2013
Marietta Hilton Conference Center
October 30-November 1, 2013
State Convention Center
Alaska AHPERD Convention
October 31-November 2, 2013
Hotel Captain Cook
APHA 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition
November 2-6, 2013