The Campaign to Exterminate Physical Activity

January 5th, 2011

I was taking a delightful bike ride on a sunny but brisk December day in San Diego, and I actually passed a father and son who were riding electric bikes (no pedaling). Just a couple of minutes later I saw a family zipping around like robots on Segways. Those images kind of spoiled my ride—for […]

Sharing the Good News…

November 18th, 2010

I want to share an enjoyable moment with you.  Recently, I was in Sacramento to film a discussion on physical activity promotion in schools organized by the California Department of Public Health’s Project LEAN.  When the video is posted online, I’ll let you know. While we were waiting in the “green room” before the filming […]

Thoughts on the PEP Grant from Dr. Sallis

April 14th, 2010

This week’s Blog entry features Dr. Sallis’ comments on the proposed changes to the Carol M. White PEP grant in response to: Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Program Summary of Notice of proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions. Published in the Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 50; March 16, 2010 Thank you for the […]

Remember This Date.

February 17th, 2010

February 9, 2010. Write this down; make a mental note; consider it significant. This is the date that First Lady Michelle Obama announced her “Let’s Move” initiative to eliminate childhood obesity in a generation. It was all over the news. But you may have missed another announcement that is even more significant. The President appointed […]