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National Association for Sport and Physical Education and Fuel Up to Play 60 Produce New 101 Tips Brochure: 101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition Concepts in Physical Education
RESTON, VA, June 4, 2012 – To help physical education and classroom teachers share the importance of making healthy food choices and getting plenty of physical activity, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Fuel Up to Play 60 have teamed up to produce 101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition Concepts in Physical Education. The brochure provides creative and numerous ways for introducing students to the fundamentals of making good food choices at school and at home while boosting the benefits of eating well.
According to Mary Jo Sariscsany, NASPE President and associate professor at California State University-Northridge, "There is an increasing demand and responsibility for physical education teachers to teach the energy balance equation. Being physically active is a great way for students to get in shape, have fun, spend time with friends, and build self-confidence. It is also important to teach students about proper nutrition, training, recovering from athletics and how to take care of themselves in order to lead a physically and mentally healthy life. This brochure provides 101 great tips to make good nutrition and physical activity a daily habit."
Among the recommendations in the brochure are to refuel after vigorous physical activity with fluids and a variety of foods that contain carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals such as a whole-wheat bagel, a banana and a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk. A variety of games and challenges are offered in one section called "Take Physical Activity, Add Nutrition, Mix Vigorously" while another grouping offers suggestions for using "MyPlate as a Teaching Tool." Fuel Up to Play 60 educators from around the country contributed tips for this brochure.
To receive a free copy of 101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition Concepts in Physical Education, send a stamped, self- addressed legal size (#10) envelope to: NASPE/101 Tips for Teaching Nutrition Concepts in Physical Education, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. The brochure is sold in packages of 50 at $25 retail and $15 for AAHPERD members. To order call 800-321-0789 or go to www.naspeinfo.org/shop. For bulk purchases of 200+ copies, call 1-800-321-0789. Stock number is 304-10516.
About Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL), with additional partnership support from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. Customizable and non-prescriptive program components are grounded in research with youth, including tools and resources, in-school promotional materials, a website and student challenges. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit FuelUpToPlay60.com to learn more.
About NFL PLAY 60
Designed to help tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL‟s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with partner organizations like the National Dairy Council. NFLPLAY 60 is also implemented locally, as part of the NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. For more information, visit NFLRush.com. © 2012 NFL Properties LLC. All NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League.
About National Dairy Council
National Dairy Council® (NDC) is the nutrition research, education and communications arm of Dairy Management Inc™. On behalf of U.S. dairy farmers, NDC provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier society, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. Established in 1915, NDC is dedicated to educating the public on the health benefits of consuming milk and milk products throughout a person’s lifespan. For more information, visit NationalDairyCouncil.org.
The preeminent national authority on physical education and a recognized leader in sport and physical activity, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is a non-profit professional membership association that sets the standard for practice in physical education and sport. NASPE’s 15,000 members include: K-12 physical education teachers, coaches, administrators, researchers, and college/university faculty who prepare professionals in these areas. NASPE seeks to enhance knowledge, improve professional practice, and increase support for high-quality physical education, sport and physical activity programs. It is the largest of the five national associations that make up the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD). For more information, visit www.naspeinfo.org.
The vision of AAHPERD is "Healthy People – Physically Educated and Physically Active!" Headquartered in Reston, VA, 25 miles west of Washington, DC, AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, physical activity, dance, school health and sport--all specialties related to achieving an active, healthy lifestyle. Its mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport by providing its members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support and programs to help practitioners improve their skills to further the health and well-being of the American public. For more information, visit www.aahperd.org.