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Full Year 2013


Miami-Dade County Public Schools is All in for Physical Activity

Let's Move!, Physical Activity, School, Youth | December, 11 2013

By: Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

The 350,000 students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) deserve the opportunity to be physically active where they live, learn and play. We know that having early, positive experiences with physical activity sets students on the course for life. Daily physical activity not only helps children stay healthy, it can also enhance important skills like concentration and problem-solving, which can improve academic performance and promote success in the classroom—and in life.

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Let’s Move! Active Schools Is Making Strides Nationwide

Let's Move!, Physical Activity, School | October, 24 2013

By: AJ Pearlman, Associate Director for Policy, Let’s Move!

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Moving Fast with a Healthy Breakfast

Childhood Obesity, Nutrition, Youth | September, 26 2013

By: Allyson Felix, PCFSN Council member and Olympic Track and Field Sprinter

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Nickelodeon and Partners Encourage Families to Get Up, Get Out and Go Play

Fitness, Worldwide Day of Play, Youth | September, 20 2013

By: Shannon Feaster, Deputy Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

This week, Nickelodeon, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies for kids, turned the “City that Never Sleeps” into a “City of Play,” hosting its biggest celebration of play ever! Leading up to the 10th Annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP), on Saturday, September 21st, Nickelodeon is encouraging kids and their families to get up, get out and go play! For the last decade, during its Worldwide Day of Play celebration, Nickelodeon has gone dark for three hours, taking programming off the air and shutting down its websites for three hours from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (ET/PT).

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