Advocacy

BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH EDUCATION

  Positive relationship with academic achievement and test scores
  Positive association with attention, concentration, and on-task behavior
  Encourages lifetime healthy habits
  Strategy for reducing childhood obesity
  Reduces discipline referrals and participation in high-risk behaviors
        (Source: PE + Health = Success, SHAPE America)

 
Earlier this year, Interactive PE, along with other national physical education/health education leaders, participated in SPEAK OUT Day in Washington, D.C. We met with senators and congressman to discuss policy and legislation that can advance the benefits listed above.

Gary Lemke with Senator Joe Donnelly
 
Left to right: Gary Lemke, iPE; Congressman Luke Messer, Dr. Kimberly Hurley, BSU