Active Schools Campaign Let's Move! WV is about

Active Schools Campaign Let's Move! WV is about

Active Schools Campaign Let's Move! WV is about putting children on the path to a healthy future. Lets Move! WV is an initiative that has strong support from State Superintendent, Jorea Marple for grades Pre-K through Eighth that recommends schools accumulate an additional 15 minutes of

daily physical activity. High schools are encouraged to explore ways to add additional physical activity opportunities to the school day. Superintendent Jorea M. Marple, Ed.E. Play is the highest form of research.

Albert Einstein Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. John F. Kennedy It is a happy talent to know how to play. Ralph Waldo Emerson Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. Abraham Maslow Do notkeep children to their studies by

compulsion, but by play. Plato Lets Move! WV -Paper Aerobics- Physical Activity Break *Youth who are regularly active also have a better chance of a healthy adulthood.*

Physical Activity produces Health Benefits Reduces the risk for overweight, diabetes, and other chronic disease Helps children feel better about themselves Reduces the risk for depression and the effects of stress Helps children prepare to be productive, healthy members of society and improves

overall quality of life. Physical Activity may lead to Academic Benefits Robert Wood Johnson foundation Activity breaks can improve cognitive performance classroom behavior. Wood County Nationally recognized research from Wood

County Schools in Parkersburg , WV recently highlighted by both the Centers of Disease Control and the American Heart Association, has clearly shown the positive connections between healthier children, daily physical activity and academic performance. Physical Activity Recommendations In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and

Human Services issued physical activity guidelines for Americans, ages 6 and older. Recommendation was for children and adolescents to participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily and they participate in physical activities that are appropriate for their age and enjoyable.

Schools are a key place for kids to get a portion of the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day. Lets Move! WV Aerobic Rock, Paper, Scissors

Physical Activity Break *Youth who are regularly active also have a better chance of a healthy adulthood.* Planning 2510 has been revised to remove time constraints Time is available for 15 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity in Pre-K through Grade Eight.

*May be accumulated in 5 minute movement breaks* Key point-In addition to physical education, recess and other physical activities Physical Activity Resource Guide is available online and it is suggested that the activities be introduced by the physical education teacher. After the introduction of activities,

notify classroom teacher and the classroom teacher facilitates student participation in Lets Move! WV-Active Schools. Physical Education teacher role is to be the Activity Director for the school. Professional Development RESA Regional School Wellness Specialist (RSWS) available for technical assistance 2010-2011 Health and Physical Education

Leadership Academy graduates 2011-2012 Health and Physical Education Leadership Academy West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WVAHPERD) Fall State Conference KidStrong-June 13-14, 2012 Lets Move! WV Aerobic Black Bear, Trout, Skeeter

Physical Activity Break *Youth who are regularly active also have a better chance of a healthy adulthood.* Lets Move! West Virginia Active Schools Teachers should select activities from the Resource Guide or other sources based on their comfort level with the goal of completing additional

15 minutes of total activity time each day. Adventure To Fitness Showcase a school wide physical activity Coordinate use of equipment between physical education teacher and classroom teacher Activity Tracker Lets Party Activity Tracker

Everyone in school needs to be actively engaged in and supportive of Lets Move! WV -Active Schools for it to be successful. Dr. Marples message says it all If you are in a school where kids arent physically active do something about it!

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