- The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report
- Infographic on Physical Activity in Schools
- Counter Tobacco Activities
- MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum Now Available

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just released a 5-year follow-up report to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth provides recommendations for increasing physical activity levels of American youth across five key settings:
• Schools
• Preschool and Childcare
• Community
• Home
• Healthcare
The report stresses that children need 60 minutes or more per day for active play.

Infographic on Physical Activity in Schools

The National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), is excited to share a second infographic that highlights missed opportunities for increasing physical activity outside of physical education class in schools.

See which states are taking steps to create more opportunities to get kids moving and which are not. Be sure to also check out NASPE's first infographic, showcasing the status of physical education in schools.

NASPE welcomes you to share the infographics through social media, emails, and other communication platforms to educate others and advocate for physical education and increased physical activity in schools.

The information in this inaugural series stems from data collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the 2012 Shape of the Nation Report.

Counter Tobacco Activities

Counter Tobacco has designed three new youth engagement activities to help uncover point-of-sale (POS) issues in our communities. The resources assist with knowing the most effective ways to mobilize youth to address and curb tobacco activities within their neighborhoods. These youth engagement activities can be found at: countertobacco.org/youth-engagement-activities.

The POS is currently the lead channel for tobacco industry marketing. In 2010, the tobacco industry spent $7 billion dollars on ads, displays and discount pricing, activities that make it easier for youth to begin smoking and harder to quit. Click here for more information.

MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum Now Available

Team Nutrition is pleased to announce the availability of printed copies of Serving Up MyPlate classroom materials for grades 1-6. Schools participating in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs may request the free printed materials to include Teacher’s Guides, Eat Smart To Play Hard With MyPlate poster and mini-posters, and MyPlate at Home parent materials.

Click here to order Team Nutrition print materials.
May 2013