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Dec 05, 2013, 01:30 ET AAHPERD Becomes SHAPE America

A managing partner of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Active Schools initiative, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,...


Mar 12, 2012, 10:22 ET Sports Icons Come Together to Encourage More Movement In Schools

Sports icons Doug Flutie, Carl Lewis, Kristine Lilly and White House Associate Chef Sam Kass as well as Jared "The SUBWAY Guy" will be among the...


Nov 15, 2011, 04:09 ET Head Start Body Start Intervention Has Increased Physical Activity Levels for More Than 28,000 Children

More than 1,500 grants have led to a dramatic increase in the outdoor activity levels of more than 28,000 preschool children over the past three...


Mar 31, 2011, 03:00 ET Sports Icons Come Together to Encourage More Movement in Schools

Let's Move in School, a national initiative to increase physical activity before, during and after school was the cause for a celebration of moving,...


Feb 01, 2011, 12:16 ET Let's Move in School: Nation's Leading Education, Health and Sport Organizations Join Forces to Improve Health and Academic Performance

Let's Move in School, a national initiative to increase physical activity before, during, and after school is being introduced to thousands of U.S....


Jan 26, 2011, 11:13 ET Head Start Body Start Announces Request for Proposals to Vendors

Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to vendors to...


Nov 30, 2010, 03:09 ET 2009 Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees to Keynote Largest Gathering of Physical Educators in 2011

Drew Brees, co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints,...


Aug 31, 2010, 08:00 ET Positive and Negative Influences of Large-Scale Fitness Assessment: Results of Testing with 3 Million Texas Youth

As teachers and students head back to school, a supplement to the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES) presents key findings and issues...


Jun 02, 2010, 03:00 ET States Severely Lacking Key Physical Education Mandates That Can Help Address the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

The Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA released today from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education ...


Apr 22, 2010, 04:33 ET Title IX Increases Muscle Mass: Vice President Biden Announces Strengthening of Title IX

The National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS), an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and ...


Mar 25, 2010, 09:32 ET AAHPERD Hires Dr. E. Paul Roetert as CEO

he American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is pleased to announce that E. Paul Roetert was named Chief...