Physical Activity - Recess and Sports
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The Missouri Healthy Schools team includes experienced professionals who are available to answer your questions, provide training, and support your decision-making. Your consultants for Physical Activity are:
Contact Project Manager Anna Trainer, MPH with general inquiries.
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BRAND NEW RESOURCE
>> Main topics: I love to play! My belief is that if adults spent less time on their screens, the impact would be contagious. Families with active parents often have active children. If you are not a parent, you can still be a role model. The next time you supervise recess, join in and play with the students. The next time you are at the playground, climb up and use the slide. The next time you are going for a walk, invite your neighbor, friend, or family member.
>> To read the full blog, click here
BRAND NEW RESOURCE
Play all May!
>> Main topics: It is not too late to sign-up to participate in Play All May. Visit Active Schools on the web to download the list of activities for the first week. Only registered participants will get the weekly activities moving forward. We need your help promoting Play All May. Please share the registration link with your colleagues and when you post to social media us #PlayAllMay. So get out there, have some fun, and play!
MHS #OnTheMoveMO - Kennet School District #39 "America's Healthiest Schools Success Story
>> Main topics: Our New Missouri Healthy Schools #OnTheMoveMO School Success Stories video features the Kennett School District #39 in the #Bootheel as all their schools have been awarded “America’s Healthiest Schools” by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for prioritizing nutrition, physical activity & strong wellness policies. #PBIS
>> Watch the video above or click on the link here
Study: Prediabetes rates rise among teens
>> Main topics: The number of US adolescents with prediabetes increased from 12% between 1999 and 2002 to 28% between 2015 and 2018, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics. Data on almost 6,600 youth ages 12 to 19 showed that those who lived in poverty were more likely to develop prediabetes.
COVID-19 Interim Guidance for School Health and SportsProvided 1.24.22
Highlights the MOSHAPE #LevelUp2021 Convention
Reengaging Students through Physical Activity
>> Main topics: According to a NASBE press release, its State Policy Database on School Health, shows “only nine states require daily recess for students of all ages or in certain grades. Overlooked opportunities such as ensuring students have safe routes for walking, biking, or rolling to and from school and setting up shared-use agreements to allow after-hours access to school gymnasiums, fields, and playgrounds can help boost students’ activity levels. States like Arkansas, Michigan, and Virginia have leveraged community partnerships to ensure such opportunities are available.”
CDC recommends that schools adopt a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) to increase physical activity opportunities before, during, and after school. A CSPAP can also provide more equitable access to physical activity for students during the school day.
>> Reengaging Students through Physical Activity
How teachers can get students moving while learning
>> Main topics: Integrating activity and movement into classroom lessons have been shown to support students' physical health and learning outcomes. This article highlights ways to get students moving while learning, including an activity in which science teacher and instructional coach JaShan Wilson asks students to use their bodies to "act like solids, liquids or gases."
>> Full story at Edutopia
CPSTF Recommends Classroom-based Physical Activity Interventions
>> Main topics: The Community Prevention Services Task Force recommends two classroom based physical activity interventions to increase physical activity: physical activity breaks and physically active lessons. A team of specialists in systematic review methods and physical activity research, practice and policy selected and reviewed two published reviews. Read the articles below for more information
>> HHS 2018
>> Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Online Learning Institute: Supporting Young People through Movement and Play Beyond the School Day
>> Main topics: In order to help young people reach 60 minutes of daily physical activity, school health leaders should take advantage of every opportunity to infuse movement into all parts of the day. While physical education, recess, and physical activity in the classroom are all excellent ways to increase physical activity minutes, opportunities for physical activity extend well beyond the typical school day. Physical activity before and after school reinforces and extends the lessons learned during PE, gives young people the chance to try new and fun activities while improving their mental and emotional well-being, and demonstrates the key role community organizations can play in supporting the development of young people.
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>> Main topics: Are you more of a visual learner? We created a handful of energizer videos using activities found in our Classroom Physical Activity Ideas & Tips resource. Bookmark/subscribe to our YouTube channel for more energizer videos coming this summer.
>> Watch video
#MOHealthMedia: One Year Anniversary Episode with Megan Baker and Kristie Spiers
>> Main topics: The broadcast episode features the One-Year Anniversary of SpakerSpot with Coach Megan Baker and Kristie Spiers as Guy Danhoff hosts. The Dynamic Video Content Creators Duo reflect back on their journey creating resources for physical activity and fitness.
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#MOHealthMedia: Girls on the Run - St. Louis Spotlight
>> Main topics: In this episode, host Guy Danhoff catches up with Girls on the Run St. Louis Executive Director Courtney as they discuss the role, impact, and scholarship opportunities for girls who would like to participant.
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