For too many students, physical education (PE) in schools doesn’t exist. If we want to set our kids up for a healthy future, PE programs should not be viewed as optional, but necessary. Together, with members of our community, local policy makers, and school administrators, we can create a school environment that exercises the minds of our kids and protects physical education. That is where this toolkit comes in. We invite you to use the information and resources here to support healthy changes in your community—ensuring kids have the chance to maintain a healthy weight in childhood and beyond.
Physical education addresses the needs of the whole child. Effective physical education provides the activity kids need for a positive impact on their physical, mental, and emotional health. PE programs improve judgement, reduce stress, and increase self-esteem. Making sure all students are getting physical education is a critical part of keeping kids healthy.
Voices for Healthy Kids is dedicated to ensuring that physical education is provided to all of our kids. It’s not only good for their health, it’s good for their minds. And that is good for all of us.
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