Voices for Healthy Kids and SHAPE America
April 8, 2016
in Physical Education
Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, are pleased to present the 2016 update to the Shape of the Nation report on the state of physical education and physical activity in the American education system.
While effective physical education and physical activity programs are essential in the formative growth of children and adolescents, there is a large disparity in state requirements and implementation. Research shows that active kids learn better, yet few states have policies in place requiring schools to offer effective physical education programs to all students.