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Thursday, May 8, 2014

U. S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

 The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance is pleased to announce the release the first U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth!

 On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) in collaboration with its organizational partner, the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM), released the first U.S.Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth during a briefing held in collaboration with the Congressional Fitness Caucus in Washington, D.C.
Russ Pate, Ph.D., Chairman of the NPAP Alliance, revealed the inaugural Report Card results, and Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., Chairman of the 2014 Report Card Research Advisory Committee, explained the research methodology of the 10 indicators evaluated.



Also in attendance was Fitness Caucus Co-chairs - Reps. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.); Paul Roetert, CEO of SHAPE America; William Dexter, President of ACSM; representatives from Design to Move; Ken Harvey, four-time Pro Bowl Washington Redskins linebacker; and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic gold medalist.
"We hope the Report Card will galvanize researchers,health professionals, community members, and policy makers across the U.S. to improve our children's physical activity opportunities," said Katzmarzyki. 
Goal of the Report Card
The primary goal of the 2014 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (the Report Card) is to assess levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in American children and youth, facilitators and barriers for physical activity, and related health outcomes. The Report Card is an authoritative, evidence-based document providing a comprehensive evaluation of the physical activity levels and the indicators influencing physical activity among children and youth in the United States (U.S).
One day, all Americans will be physically active and they will live, work, and play in environments that facilitate regular physical activity.
-The National Physical Activity Plan vision
Visit the National Physical Activity Plan website at
for more information or to download the report.

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