Wednesday, June 13, 2007

County School Board Exercises Authority Over Physical Activity

Trend setters??

The Prince George's County Board of Education recently passed a resolution just for the health of it. They supported legislation to increase time for daily physical activity for students during the recently completed legislative session.
At the May 17 board meeting, board members wore athletic gear from various county high schools, and they unanimously passed a resolution directing Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Deasy to develop a plan for a three-year phase in of daily physical exercise for all students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.

In considering physical activity and childhood obesity interventions be sure to checkout the San Diego County Office of Education PEP Grant Funded intervention called "Shaping Up, It's Elementary". The short video spells out intervention strategies to get kids active and moving including SPARK, Peaceful Playgrounds and Pedometers.