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Legislation Ensures Regular Updates to Physical Activity Guidelines
Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) commends the leadership of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) for introducing the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill is based on the physical activity guidelines provisions in Harkin’s comprehensive wellness bill, the Healthier Lifestyles and Prevention America (HeLP America) Act, introduced earlier this year.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Act requires the Department of Health and ...
Strategies Highlighted to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth
Today, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition (PCFSN) released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth. The original Physical Activity Guidelines were issued in 2008, and the midcourse review was intended to provide an opportunity for a panel of experts to review and highlight a specific topic of importance- in this case, physical activity among youth- and provide recommendations for next steps in implementing these strategies and ...
Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds Michelle Obama’s announcement yesterday of “Let’s Move! Active Schools,” a new public-private partnership to provide opportunities for student to get 60 minutes of physical activity before, during, and after school.
The new initiative is part of the First Lady’s larger public health effort to end childhood obesity, known as the “Let’s Move!” program. This new funding opportunity is a comprehensive program that provides resources and tools to empower school champions – P.E. teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and parents – to create active environments that enable ...