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News & Reports 1/20/10

by ODPHP January 20, 2010

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This week, we highlight some clever initiatives to increase physical activity among children in school and adults in the office:



  • Walk while you work (Source:  Standard-Examiner News) Researchers in Utah are examining the health benefits of using treadmill desks in the workplace.


What is your organization doing to promote or facilitate physical activity among children in school and adults in the office? Spark a discussion in the comments section!


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I am a Registered Dietitian, and the School Challenge Coordinator for Healthy Kids Challenge, a national non-profit org.  Healthy Kids Challenge takes a "start where you are" approach with 6 core healthy messages, one of which is "Active Play Every Day" with the desired outcome, increased physical activity for kids.  We offer free resources and materials for purchase to assist teachers and youth leaders with ideas and activities for more minutes of motion in the classroom, after school, and send home to families.  We also offer workshops with hands-on training that people can go back home and use immediately. Our Active Play Every Day theme can be seen throughout all our communications and publications - weekly e-newsletter, monthly challenge, handouts, monthly activity idea, "Acting Up" booklet, Health Works! toolkit with active play equipment, and even flyers and displays for staff wellness or health fairs and events.  Interested in what others are doing to promote and facilitate PA as well!

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