PE teachers and the obesity epidemic

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and threatens to impact the health and well being of children and adolescents . States, school districts and schools are addressing childhood obesity through multi-pronged strategies that include developing school nutrition and physical activity policies and implementing classroom instruction in nutrition and physical education.

Physical education teachers(credentialed) can help prevent and reduce obesity in school-age youth by developing policy and program guidelines for schools , and fostering school and community partnerships that promote regular physical activity. By creating public awareness , they have the unique opportunity to provide children and adolescents with skills and support to adopt healthy behaviors.


Skillastics Activity Kits fight childhood obesity by helping kids stay more active.

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