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Be Active Your Way Blog—Serving You Better

by ODPHP March 3, 2010

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 Welcome Fellow Bloggers,

We are so excited about the Be Active Your Way Blog!

As you might remember, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion  (ODPHP) launched the blog on November 4, 2009. The purpose of the blog is to be an interactive site designed to stimulate dialog among individuals and organizations committed to promoting physical activity according the Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG), professionals with a mission of encouraging physical activity, and the general public who wish to contribute to the goals of the guidelines.

Just to bring everyone up to speed, the blog supports the mission of the Physical Activity Guidelines Supporter Network: to encourage Americans to get the physical activity they need based on the PAG for Americans. The blog is written by 13 organizational contributing bloggers from leading physical activity organizations. These diverse voices allow supporters to learn from and connect with each other regarding successes and lessons learned—both through the blog post content and comments. 

Since our launch, ODPHP has surpassed its initial goals!!!  We are grateful to you—our fellow readers—for your support.  So far, we have:

• Gathered and trained a group of physical activity experts from across the country to become bloggers;
• Surpassed our initial goal of weekly blog posts—we have 26 entries available online;
• Garnered over 130 subscribers; and
• Received nearly 90 published comments so far.

We have had a successful launch, but we want to expand the blog’s reach. We’d like to know whether we are meeting your needs as readers. To accomplish our goals and move forward, we need your feedback. In essence, we’d like to gauge if this blog has been effective resource for you. Please take a moment and comment on this post.

Thank you in advance for your comments and continued support! Be sure to tell a colleague or friend about the Be Active Your Way Blog. And, remember, you can subscribe to our feed to keep up to date on all of our posts.

Yours in Health and Fitness,

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion




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3/4/2010 5:34:47 PM #

My daughter, age 9, has had her P.E. time taken from her 3 days this school week.  Wednesday, because she didn't achieve her reading goal. Thursday, because she tossed a piece of gum to a fellow student on the bus home upon request of the friend.  The bus driver came to her 4th grade class this morning and said she has to sweep the bus for two days (Thurs. & Fri.) during her P.E.  I thought with all of Michele Obama's Let's Move campaign and the childhood obesity in Oklahoma that P.E. couldn't be taken away from children....that it was a requirement for so many minutes a day for ALL school children to assure physical activity?  I would love to hear what the requirements for Public Schools are on the obligation to our children.

Charlene January United States |

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