Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds Michelle Obama’s announcement yesterday of “Let’s Move! Active Schools,” a new public-private partnership to provide opportunities for student to get 60 minutes of physical activity before, during, and after school.
The new initiative is part of the First Lady’s larger public health effort to end childhood obesity, known as the “Let’s Move!” program. This new funding opportunity is a comprehensive program that provides resources and tools to empower school champions – P.E. teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and parents – to create active environments that enable students to participate in physical activity. The first lady is pushing to get 50,000 schools to join the new campaign over the next five years.
Several organizations across sectors are joining “Let’s Move! Active Schools” to kick off the effort: American Alliance for Health,... Read More