Resources from Shape America


Count Me In! The Student-Friendly National Standards Poster

There are approximately 50 million students enrolled in America’s elementary and secondary schools (grades pre–K to 12). Through health and physical education programs, SHAPE America aspires to empower the youngest of today’s students to live healthy and active lives by the time they graduate high school in 2029. SHAPE America’s 50 Million Strong by 2029 campaign’s focus is to create a generation of health conscious children by providing impactful and effective programs that enhance their nutrition and physical education knowledge. The Student-Friendly National Standards Poster will help your students understand and develop the skills and behaviors needed to lead physically active lifestyles.  State resources and tips for effective instruction on incorporating the National Standards into your class are available for both elementary (preK-5) and secondary (6-12) grade levels on the website. Count me in Shape America’s 50 Million Strong.

The Prevention First School Health Team

The Prevention First School Health Team newsletter is your one stop shop for all your nutrition and physical nutrition needs! The October issues article Strengthening PE and Recess in School District Policy discusses the recently released 2016 Shape of the Nation: Status of Physical Education in the USA report by SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America. The report measures physical education policies in the U.S. education system and aims to promote the need for effective physical education and increased physical activity and awareness for the students of America. The report includes current physical education (PE) and physical activity (PA) policies in place, and offers additional recommended policy concepts that school might consider implementing. Find updated information and resources regarding important USDA rules and regulations about topics like Smart Snack and Community Eligibility Provision and how to launch a Wellness Wednesday Program at your school.