Full Year 2012 - PALA

The Global Impact of Physical Inactivity

Nutrition, PALA, Physical Activity, Physical Inactivity, Research, Science Board | July 25, 2012

By: I-Min Lee, PCFSN Science Board Member

With the summer Olympic Games coming up, a group of 33 researchers from 16 countries worldwide felt this was a good opportunity to call the attention of the world to the public health problem of physical inactivity. Since physical activity has so many health benefits, it is concerning that only about one-third of the world’s population is physically active.

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Let’s Move! to the Move It Movement Tour

Childhood Obesity, Nutrition, PALA, Physical Activity, Youth | June 8, 2012

By: Ali Kelley

Looking for ways to get your family moving? On June 10, Cartoon Network launched their national Move it Movement Tour, offering kids and families across the country an opportunity to try new activities and sports.

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Get Moving for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Obesity, PALA, Physical Activity | May 1, 2012

By: Drew Brees, Co-Chair, PCFSN and Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair, PCFSN

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is the perfect time for children and families to get outside and play together! You don't have to do back flips in the Olympics or throw a football 40 yards down the field to be active and break a sweat. Whether you ride your bike to work or school or chase after your dog in the park, physical activity can be fun and it helps you feel good too.

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Let’s Move!: Two Years of Healthy Changes For Our Nation’s Kids

Let's Move!, MyPlate, Nutrition, PALA, Physical Activity, Policy | February 8, 2012

By: Let's Move

Since launching Let's Move! on February 9, 2010, significant progress has been made to solve the problem of childhood obesity. Parents, businesses, educators, elected officials, members of the military, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders and kids themselves have made substantial commitments to improve the health of our nation's children.

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