We need to prioritize physical education in our schools

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, President's Message, Public Relations

A new school year has begun, but hundreds of thousands of students won’t get enough of one of the biggest necessities for their overall development: physical activity. In fact, only 24% of kids in the U.S. get the recommended daily hour of physical activity at least five days per week. One reason for this is that many schools are not adequately prioritizing physical education. Read our blog to find out more about the importance of physical learning and what you can do alongside Action for Healthy Kids and Active Schools to help create a brighter future for our children.

Take Your Parent to PE Week

An informative (and fun!) action you can take is to participate in Active Schools’ upcoming Take Your Parent to PE Week, September 23-27. During this event, parents are introduced to their child’s physical education program and encouraged to engage throughout the year while being physically active together. Whether you are a parent or educator, there are toolkits tailored to you to help you plan your school’s event. Get the toolkits and register your event today!