Top 10 Reasons to Use PECAT with PEP Grants

October 21st, 2010

The purpose of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The priority is the initiation, expansion, and improvement of physical education programs (which may […]

Inclusive Physical Education

October 19th, 2010

It can be challenging for physical education teachers to effectively include students with special needs into their classes. Here are a few strategies to help ensure that all students are able to participate in physical education: Organization and Management Be sure the space is free of hazards Put special needs students near the front when […]

Empty Junk Food Calories | Childhood Obesity and Some of its Culprits

October 14th, 2010

Kids these days are getting an exorbitant amount of their daily calories and nutrition (or lack thereof) from junk food, desserts, and an unlikely culprit: whole milk. While a small serving of whole milk can be beneficial, most situations call for its skinnier sibling, skim milk.

The Top 10 Reasons to Use HECAT: Promoting Healthy Eating

October 6th, 2010

With the rise in childhood obesity, there has been an increased focus on nutrition education.  The 2010 Carol M. White PEP Grant requires nutrition education and improvements in nutrition policies.  The importance of connecting nutrition education and physical activity is clear. Without healthy eating and physical activity, healthy balance isn’t possible.  Traditionally, health education assessment […]