SHAPE America member Miriam Kenyon, Director, Health and Physical Education, Office of Teaching and Learning, District of Columbia Public Schools

I grew up in Washington, DC, near Rock Creek Park.  When I wasn’t in school, my sisters and I were outside playing sports and riding our bikes.  A bike provided us with a sense of independence and freedom and a fun way to exercise.…

Written by Patty Kestell, SHAPE America 2013 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

It’s February — what comes to mind? Valentine’s Day, chocolates and celebrating with the one you love? February is also recognized as American Heart Month — a time to remember our commitment to ourselves to stay heart healthy.…

Written by NCHPAD

It is widely known that participating in physical activity and sport makes us healthier and gives us skills to take throughout life, but did you know that not all children have opportunities to participate in recreation and play? The fact is, children with disability are nearly 4.5 times less likely to be active than their peers without disability.…

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.…

Get Moving in May for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As we wrap up National Physical Education & Sport Week, we invite you to check out the exciting ways Let’s Move! and the President’s Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition are helping get kids moving! Visit the HHS blog for more details and don’t forget to Move In May!…