Post submitted by Paula Keyes Kun, director of communications at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). AAHPERD is made up of five national associations, of which whole child partner the National Association for Sport and Physical Education is the largest. ASCD is a strategic partner of AAHPERD's Let's Move in School initiative. Like AAHPERD on Facebook and follow the organization on Twitter @NTAAHPERD.
Every child and adolescent needs a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Schools have a wonderful opportunity to help students meet that recommendation.
Those are the messages behind the Let's Move in School initiative, created and run by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). Let's Move in School is a public awareness and action initiative urging parents, principals, superintendents, and school boards to get involved in providing a comprehensive school physical activity program—with quality physical education as the foundation—so that young people will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for being physically active over a lifetime.