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SITES FOR TEACHERS

Name Web Address Description of Website
Adapted PE www.pecentral.org/adapted Adapted page with links for persons with disabilities.
America on the Move www.americaonthemove.org A national initiative dedicated to helping individuals and communities make positive changes to improve health and quality of life.
Body and Mind www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity A CDC site offering activities and challenges to engage students in an active, healthy lifestyle.
Body Mass Index www.mayoclinic.com Calculates body mass index in children between the ages of 2 and 18. Click on Health
CATCH  

https://sph.uth.tmc.edu/catch/

 

CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) is a TEA approved Coordinated School Health Program designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in elementary school aged children.
Discovery Channel School  

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/

 

Click on Health for resources to help educators enhance instruction and support the curriculum.
Fitness for Life www.fitnessforlife.org Fitness for Life is fully integrated with Physical Best and Fitnessgram/Activitygram.
FITNESSGRAM  

http://www.fitnessgram.net/texas/

 

Fitnessgram is a fitness assessment and reporting program for youth that is mandated by TEA.
Fitness Jumpsite www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner Information on eating right, weight management, getting and staying active, and fitness equipment.
Games Kids Play http://www.ehow.com/games-kids-play/

 

Popular childhood games with rules and instructions. Some games may not be appropriate for educational purposes.
Growth Charts/Body Mass Index www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a complete set of growth charts used to calculate BMI in children.
Healthy Youth www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity Data, statistics, studies and strategies on the positive benefits of physical activity with many downloadable brochures.
Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart http://www.aahperd.org/jump/

 

Information for the  Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart programs.
Just Move www.justmove.org A personal fitness center created by the American Heart Association.
Kid’s Health www.kidshealth.org Reliable health and wellness information with age appropriate content.  A non-profit organization.
Let’s Move  

http://www.letsmove.gov/

 

Program developed by First Lady Obama to combat obesity.
 

PE Update

 

http://physicaleducationupdate.com/

 

Current information in the physical education world
PE Central www.pecentral.com An excellent website for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students.
PE Links 4 U www.pelinks4u.org A weekly online newsletter promoting active, health-enhancing lifestyles and quality, success oriented programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport.
PE4 Life www.pe4life.com Promotes quality daily physical education programs.
Puzzle Maker http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/ Create word puzzles for use in any setting for any theme.
Shape Up America!  

http://shapeup.org/

 

General information on how to get in shape and stay in shape.
The Cooper Institute www.cooperinstitute.org The Cooper Institute is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationship between living habits and health.
U.S. Physical Activity www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical CDC site on benefits of physical activity with resource links for all ages.

SITES FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Name Web Address Description of Website
AAHPERD www.aahperd.org American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
American Heart Association www.americanheart.org American Heart Association
American Obesity Association www.obesity.org Facts, consumer alerts, community action, statistics.
ASHA www.ashaweb.org Protecting and promoting the health of children and youth through coordinated school health programs.
CDC  

http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/index.html

 

Center for Disease Control
NASPE www.aahperd.org/naspe/ National Association for Sport and Physical Education
NCPPA www.ncppa.org A cooperative volunteer approach for promoting physical activity in your community.
TAHPERD www.tahperd.org Texas Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
TEA  

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147486244

 

Texas Education Agency  – this site will provide you with information on curriculum, rules, and other news.
TSHAC http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/shadvise.shtm Texas School Health Advisory Committee
Women’s Sport Foundation www.womenssportfoundation.org Charitable, educational organization dedicated to promoting girls and women in sports and fitness.

SITES FOR RESOURCES

Name Web Address Description of Website
Human Kinetics www.humankinetics.com The information leader in physical activity.  Makers of Fitnessgram, textbooks, journals, and more.
Gopher www.gophersport.com Physical education equipment catalog.
Sport Supply Group www.sportsupplygroup.com Physical education equipment catalog (US Games, BSN Sports).
Sportime www.sportime.com Physical education equipment catalog.

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