My favorite principal in Malaysia

April 4th, 2014

Dr. Sallis recently had an opportunity to visit Malaysia, to speak at the International Conference on Obesity and have meetings with collaborators. As part of tours of potential neighborhoods for an IPEN Adolescent study, we visited a high school in Kuala Lumpur. While meeting with the principal we told her we were interested in physical activity. She immediately launched into a passionate endorsement of the importance of physical activity in school. She said it was essential to have a balance of movement and academics. She also said that physical activity helps students with their academic studies.

New Year’s Message from SPARK Principal Dr. Jim Sallis

January 17th, 2014

Wishing you all an active, healthy, and happy 2014. I was able to attend the SPARK quarterly staff meeting in December and was pleasantly surprised at the significant accomplishments and progress. These were the most impressive learnings for me. Thousands of teachers and activity leaders were trained, bringing evidence-based physical activity programs to tens of […]

Physical Educators North of the Border

June 3rd, 2009

I always liked the Canadian national anthem. Think it has a nice melody. I heard a real Canadian sing it in beautiful Banff at their national PHE (Physical and Health Education) conference this month, and she really belted it out with pride. The conference was terrific. It was attended by 1,000 dedicated professionals, a nice […]