Post written by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability
On April 29, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and several supporting organizations will announce the release of the first U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth!
The primary goal of the Report Card is to assess levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in American children and youth as well as facilitators and barriers for physical activity. The Report Card will be a vital resource for health statistics on children and youth. More importantly, however, it will be an advocacy tool and a call-to-action for adult decision makers on how we, as parents, teachers, medical professionals, and community leaders, can help implement new initiatives, programs, and policies in support of healthy environments to improve the physical activity levels and health of our children.
Before the release of the report card, we want to hear from you!
How do you think the U.S. is doing with regard to getting and keeping American kids active?
Compared to other countries, how would you rate the activity levels of U.S. kids?
Do our families, schools, parks, neighborhoods, communities, and policies support healthy environments that encourage American children and youth to be active?
What are we doing well and what are some areas that we could improve?
What are your suggestions for improving our children’s opportunities for physical activity?
The release of the Report Card will take place during a Congressional Briefing in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. EST.
Visit the NPAP website on April 29 for the unveiling of the U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth and see how your answers compare to the Report Card results!