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Please click on any one of the following links and you will be whisked away to other sites that may be helpful to you. Some of the sites provide lesson plans, others provide health information, some of the sites are PFA schools that have a page showcasing their programs and still others are designed to provide general health information. If you have an idea for a link, please email us at: info@projectfitamerica.org.

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National Park Conservation Association

Our Mission: To protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations.
America's national parks are the touchstones of our shared history and culture. In some ways, they represent the soul of the nation. They represent our hopes, our dreams, our struggles. They are our absolute best places.

Appetite for Profit

Article: Junk food industry determine to target kids.


Food Safety News

"Breaking news for everybody's consumption!"

LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans

The official site of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. "We bring good health to life."

National Student Day

National Student Day will hold its first annual event on Oct. 6, 2011. It's all about celebrating and promoting social responsibility by students across North America! Do you volunteer as a Big brother or Sister? Help out at a homeless shelter? Are you looking to find ways to give back to society and others? Then this day is for YOU! Your college store wants to recognize the good deeds you do - and encourage your peers who might be looking for a gentle push toward helping others.

Look no farther. NationalStudentDay.com is your online hub for information about volunteerism and links to social media. College stores will be the physical location for the main event Oct. 6.

Enter National Contest; Win Valuable Prizes

But that's not all. Students have the opportunity to win huge prizes for the most popular socially responsible idea and example of volunteerism. Just go here, create a login to register, and post an example of how you like to give back to your community. Students will be able to submit text, photos, drawings, or video. Then urge your friends to vote for you. Spread the word via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to capture the most votes and win! The 10 most popular examples of student volunteerism will win prizes ranging from scholarships to iPads.

PE Advocacy

Pefriends.com is a physical education social network. In short, it?s like physical education meets Facebook. Here, you can share P.E. ideas, add friends, create groups, upload PE lesson plans, upload PE videos, PE resources, and lots more. It?s your one-stop-shop for all things PE. And best of all? it?s FREE.

With obesity rates increasing at an alarming rate it's troubling that physical education (PE) is continually on the chopping block as administrators and legislators look to cut back the number of minutes students are required to participate in PE on a weekly basis and in some cases eliminating PE altogether. Your voice is needed now more than ever if we are to see this alarming trend come to an end and chances are if you have already come across this article, you have done your fair share of advocating for PE, but now is the time to step up and become an even larger advocate as the upcoming school year is upon us. Below are six simple ways to advocate for PE in order to keep our programs strong in our schools. . .

TeenFitFX

The site for teens to learn about fitness and nutrition!

TeenHealthFX

The goal of TeenHealthFX is to provide teens with an online resource for any and all of their questions regarding health, relationships, their body and their sexuality. In addition, for those who live in Northern New Jersey the site is intended to help access medical, mental health, and other support services. The vision of TeenHealthFX is to empower adolescents to improve their health through individual responsibility.

How Obesity Harms a Child's Body - Washington Post Article

What happens inside a child or teen's body carrying excessive pounds. See the Hormonal changes and metabolic syndrome.

The Heart: An Online Exploration

Lots of options for different types of exercise you can do to keep your heart healthy! (Great Site For Kids!)

KidsHealth - Children's Health and Parenting Information

Expert info on kids' health.

The National Institute for Fitness and Sports

encourages healthy lifestyles and behaviors through newsletters, programs, and resources for education and services.

Awesome Library: K-12 Health & PE Lesson Plans

  • Library of links
  • discussions
  • lesson plans
  • lists
  • materials
  • papers
  • periodicals
  • projects
  • standards

PE Central: Adapted Physical Education Web Sites

Links & descriptions to/of sites dealing with adapting Physical Education for people with physical disabilities.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

NCPAD is a thorough reference site and is part of the Department of Disability and Human Development in the College of Health and Human Development Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY THREATEN U.S. HEALTH GAINS Communities Can Help Address the Problem, Surgeon General Says Health problems resulting from overweight and obesity could reverse many of the health gains achieved in the U.S. in recent decades, according to a Surgeon General's "call to action" issued December 13, 2001. The report, entitled "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity," outlined strategies that communities can use in helping to address the problems. Those options included requiring physical education at all school grades, providing more healthy food options on school campuses, and providing safe and accessible recreational facilities for residents of all ages.

Center for Disease Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

TV-Turnoff Network

TV-Turnoff Network, formly TV-Free America, is a nonprofit organization that encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities.

Walk to School

Walk to school helps organize schools across the country to have specific days where students walk to school. Many communities walk to show adults and children how easy and enjoyable the world's simplest exercise can be. Research shows that physically inactive kids are more likely to grow up to be physically inactive adults - and are therefore at high risk for obesity and its related problems.

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