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May 03, 2016

May 3, 2016

On behalf of Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators), we would like to share with you the 2016 update to the Shape of the Nation on the state of physical education and physical activity in the American education system.

While effective physical education and physical activity programs are essential in the formative growth of children and adolescents, there is a large disparity in state requirements and implementation.  Research shows that active kids learn better, yet few states have policies in place requiring schools to offer effective physical education programs to all students.

Specific to California, check out page 36.

Also of note, soda tax proposals are moving forward in San Francisco, Oakland, the State of California and Philadelphia this spring. 
Help protect physical education.


Click here for the 2016 Training and Technical Assistance Catalog

About California Project LEAN
California Project LEAN, a program of the Public Health Institute, works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. California Project LEAN efforts center on youth, parent and resident empowerment approaches, Policy and Environmental change Strategies (PSE), and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments. For more information, go to www.CaliforniaProjectLEAN.org.
About the Public Health Institute
The Public Health Institute, an independent nonprofit organization, is dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. For more information, go to www.phi.org.