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  1. Activity For Healthy Kids: Challenges & Opportunities Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky Workshop September 25 & October 22, 2002 Jim Tackett

  2. “A healthy school is one that integrates community, family, and schools to provide for students a positive continuum of intellectual, physical, social and emotional development on which to base lifelong decisions.” NASBE Healthy Schools Network

  3. Setting the Scene in the U.S. • The percentage of overweight U.S. children has nearly doubled in the past 20 years. • 69% of young adolescents reported regular participation in vigorous physical activity while only 38% of youth ages 18-21 engaged in like behavior. • Daily enrollment in physical education classes dropped from 42% to 29% from 1991 to 1999. Centers for Disease Control, 2002

  4. Setting the Scene in Kentucky • In the past week, 59% of high school students participated in vigorous physical activity for at least 20 minutes on at least three day of the past week. • Nearly 25% of high school students participated in a physical education at least once per week. • Approximately 30% of students spent 20 minutes or longer actually exercising in high school physical education class. • On an average day, nearly 19% of high school students watched four or more hours of television. 2001 KY YRBS

  5. “Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading.” • Thomas Jefferson

  6. Current Challenges to Physical Activity • Shrinking budgets • Time constraints • Accountability importance • Equipment and facility demands • Teacher comfort • “Active” role models • “Old” stereotypes vs. “New” research • Personnel limitations

  7. Every study shows that children are more attentive after recess – • as the kids would say, “Well, duh!” • Tony Pellegrini

  8. Current Opportunities in Physical Activity • Available funding • Current research • Curriculum standards • State support • Collaboration • Resources

  9. Resources

  10. Web Resources • Kentucky Department of Education www.kentuckyschools.org • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention www.cdc.gov • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance http://www.aahperd.org • American School Health Association http://www.ashaweb.org • National School Boards Association http://www.nsba.org • National Association of State Boards of Education www.nasbe.org

  11. Resources • KDE Health & Physical Education consultant Connie Shackelford cshackel@kde.state.ky.us • Regional Cardiovascular Health Coordinators Renee White rwhite@kde.state.ky.us Jennifer Embry jembry@kde.state.ky.us Joyce Swetlick jswetlic@kde.state.ky.us Jim Tackett jtackett@kde.state.ky.us

  12. “After all of the arguments have been made for one side or the other, it gets down to one thing: movement is about living and living is about learning.” Eric Jensen