President's Challenge News
General Mills Foundation Partners with PYFP
$10 million donation made to PYFP is largest in Foundation's history
Let's Move! celebrated its third anniversary at a February 28th event in Chicago with First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama discussed the need for increased physical activity opportunities in schools and launched Let's Move! Active Schools, a program that emphasizes quality physical education. Let's Move! Active Schools empowers PE teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and parents to create active environments that enable all students to get moving and reach their full potential. A central focus of that is the new Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP), which replaces the long-standing Youth Fitness Test, in place since 1956. The PYFP employs the latest science and promotes health and physical activity for America's youth.
At the event, General Mills Foundation, the inaugural sponsor of PYFP, committed a history-making $10 million over six years to help implement the new
Michelle Obama Launches Let's Move!Active Schools
First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move! Active Schools at the third anniversary of Let's Move! in Chicago recently. Let's Move! Active Schools is a comprehensive program that empowers PE teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and parents to create active environments that enable all students to get moving and reach their full potential. The program provides opportunities for quality physical activity in five key areas - physical education, physical activity during school, staff involvement, physical activity before and after school, and family and community engagement. . .
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth
Physical activity is critical for overall health at every age, but today America's youth are less active than ever before. Many settings provide opportunities to increase youth physical activity to the recommended 60 minutes or more a day, including the places kids live, learn and play.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth describes intervention strategies for increasing physical activity among youth aged 3 to 17 years. Dr. Karin Pfeiffer, a member of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report Subcommittee discusses the key settings highlighted in the PAG Midcourse Report - school, preschool and childcare, community, family and home, and primary health care - on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition blog.
Monthly Webinar: Awards and Recognition
In our last webinar, you increased your understanding of teaching health-related fitness through activity. Register for this month's webinar to learn more about the awards and recognition that are available.
Join us April 16, 2013
If you missed any of our previous webinars, you can catch them on the PYFP YouTube channel!
Monthly Resource: Aerobic Capacity
FEATURED PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Read step-by-step instructions, view photos, and uncover tips for test administration for these aerobic capacity test items: PACER, mile run, and walk test. The chapter also discusses why this health/fitness component is important.
Presentation Folder for Certificates
Add style to your certificate with this presentation folder, which has slits to hold any of the President's Challenge certificates including the Physical Fitness Awards, PYFP Awards, PALA, and Presidential Champion certificates. Actual size: 11" x 9". Fits all 8" x 10" certificates.
For information on how to order the Presentation Folder for Certificates or any of our other merchandise, visit our online shopping center.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Visit healthandfitnessexpos.com to find health and fitness related events in April near you!
Presidential Youth Fitness Program Funding Opportunity
April 1-30, 2013
The inaugural funding opportunity will facilitate participation in the Presidential Youth Fitness Program for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Applications will be accepted online from April 1 through April 30, 2013.
Yoga Journal Conference
April 4-8, 2013
New York, NY
Learn from master yoga instructors and enrich your yoga practice with intensive day-long workshops and evenings of dancing.
Texas Veg Fest
April 6, 2013
Celebrate the health benefits of a plant-based diet with cooking demonstrations, free samples, kids' activities, and speakers.
The Running & Fitness Expo
April 6-7, 2013
This FREE expo includes national and local vendors and is held in conjunction with packet pickup for the Charlottesville Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K and Kids Marathon.
April 13, 2013
This FREE expo includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy.
American Trails International Trails Symposium
April 14-17, 2013
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona (near Fountain Hills, Mesa, and Scottsdale)
Share ideas and learn new techniques in trail planning, development, and management. Dozens of speakers and keynote presenters will join us from the trails community across America and beyond our borders to address the broad range of trail issues.
Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic
April 18-21, 2013
The world's premiere cycling festival hosts both professional and amateur athletes for competitive and recreational events for riders of all ages. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.
The event includes a consumer expo with hundreds of vendors who display new products, distribute free samples, and offer great bargains. The four-day, action-packed festival includes an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and carnival activities for children.
AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition
April 23-27, 2013
Choose from more than 400 sessions featuring world-renowned speakers, honorees, athletes, and researchers at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference.
Excellence in Schools Summit
Join Dr. John Ratey, author of the book Spark, and Kim Bevill of Gray Matters, LLC for meaningful cutting edge coverage on the links between fitness, nutrition and academic success. Learn from Cyrus Weinberger and the staff of Red Hawk Elementary how your school can develop its own physical activity program.
August 13-15, 2013
Learn how Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs across the country are changing the habits of an entire generation of school children and their families. Transportation professionals, SRTS advocates, program representatives, elected officials and community members will connect with colleagues to discuss ideas, resources, projects and noteworthy practices to enhance work that is creating more active children and safer communities nationwide.
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