Let’s Move! Active Schools:
Helping Students Reach their Greatest Potential
Discovery Education and Co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) and Olympic Gymnast, Dominique Dawes, hosted an informative webcast on how you can be a Champion for your school by incorporating physical activity throughout the school day. It included a message from Drew Brees, PCFSN Co-chair & NFL Quarterback, a physical activity break led by Allyson Felix, PCFSN member and 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and an interactive Q&A session featuring additional PCFSN members.
PCFSN has partnered with Discovery Education to conduct a unique live webcast from Washington DC in support of the new Let’s Move! Active Schools program launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. Let’s Move! Active Schools provides resources for schools to increase physical activity opportunities throughout the school day. The purpose of the webcast is to educate students, teachers, and parents on the importance of being active and eating healthy; emphasize the connection between physical activity participation and academic performance; and discuss opportunities to help students achieve at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity. The webcast will include information on how you can gain access to resources through Let’s Move! Active Schools and provide an opportunity for students to ask PCFSN members questions.
In collaboration with the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, PCFSN is leading the effort to boost activity in our nation’s schools through Let's Move! Active Schools, with support from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD), Alliance for a Healthier Generation, ChildObesity180, GENYOUth Foundation, Nike, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Partnership for a Healthier America, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
View the On-Demand Archive Below
- First 15 minutes - Prepared remarks from Dominique Dawes
- Next 15 minutes - Activity with Allyson Felix
- Final 30 minutes - Q&A with students
No special equipment is needed to view this archive. All you need is an internet connected computer (and a way to share with students - projector and speakers).