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Breaking a Sweat: How to Get the Internet Generation Moving

  • January 20, 2017
Physical activity was once hardwired into most children’s daily lives. They walked to and from school, ran at recess, and played outside for hours before dinner. But today, most kids lead more sedentary lives, and fewer than half get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Use the resources and tools in this infographic to get kids moving — both during and after the school day.
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Biking, Jogging and Bowling Their Way to Health

  • December 13, 2016
Active students are healthy students. That’s why Fire Up Your Feet is once again recognizing schools across the country for their efforts to improve the health and physical activity of students, families and school staff. More than 480 schools and communities participated in the program’s fall 2016 challenge. They walked and ran, biked and jogged, and played soccer and basketball. Along the way, they gained a sense of accomplishment and had fun.
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Make Walk to School Day the First Step Toward a Healthier Future

  • October 5, 2016
Today is Walk to School Day, and thousands of kids from across the country are walking to school with their families and neighbors. This is a cause for celebration, but Walk to School Day is only the first step toward a healthier future. To bring about lasting change, we need to keep the momentum going year-round and make sure that kids are getting at least an hour of physical activity everyday.
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Winners Blaze a Trail to Greater Health with Fire Up Your Feet

  • June 15, 2016
This year’s Spring Activity Challenge just wrapped up and the results are in. Several schools are walking away with cash prizes that will put them on the path to even greater success, helping them build school environments that strengthen and support opportunities for more physical activity.
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When It Comes To Playgrounds, Is Risk Its Own Reward?

  • November 3, 2015
Dialogue on playground design has been going on for decades. And while the larger trend in the U.S. has been toward durability and safety, all along there’s been an undercurrent advocating challenge and greater risk-taking opportunities, particularly in Europe, where laws limit liability.
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Stepping It Up: Teachers Learn New Moves

  • October 21, 2014
A movement is afoot to provide teachers with the professional development and resources they need to integrate physical activity into the hours before, during and after school. Meet Normandie Nigh, an activist who knows how to make every step count.
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Carpe Diem! Countdown to Walk & Bike to School Day, Oct. 8

  • October 2, 2014
Walk Bike to School Day has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation among thousands of schools – each October. A movement for movement! One we can all get behind. So start gearing up now for a trek that begins in your neighborhood on Oct. 8.
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