Written by SHAPE America member, Nancy Blake, 2014 Alaska Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Days grow shorter. Temperatures dip lower. There can be a temptation to follow the bear’s example and hibernate during these cold winter months, but we know that it is important to stay physically active all year long.…

Written by Sarah Benes, Program Director for Physical and Health Education Programs at Boston University on behalf of SHAPE America

When you think of school, does your child’s health come to mind? It should, as schools play a very important role in helping students develop healthy habits and behaviors through health education programs.…

Written by Betty Ann Fish, 2015 SHAPE America National Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

The summer is winding down. As a physical education teacher, my hope is that your child has been physically active during their time off! Daily physical activity is vital for building healthy bodies and better brain power.…

Written by Patty Kestell, 2013 SHAPE America National Elementary PE Teacher

Only two weeks into summer and you might have already noticed a new routine creeping into your household – a little more time spent sitting around. Off of the daily school routine, children often fall victims of too much screen time and sedentary habits begin to kick in.…