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  • Headline - #1 Concern of Parents – Univ of Michigan CS Mott Children's Hospital Poll 2008
  • Headline $1 invested = $3.20 in Savings – World Health Organization
  • 68% Overweight or Obese – CDC – 2010  20+ years old
  • 24% of Americans Are Sedentary  - Physical Activity Council Research
  • $764 per year for PE – AAHPERD Shape of the Nation
  • 48% of High Schools Have No PE – AAHPERD Shape of the Nation
  • Francis Collins - HBO: Weight of the Nation – Part 3,  2:00, May 2012
  • Thomas Frieden - HBO: Weight of the Nation, May 2012
  • Most Obese Chart -OECD Health Data 2011; national sources for non-OECD countries
  • BMI Projections of Annual Obesity Related - http://www.healthyamericans.org/reports/prevention08/

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  • Focused Fitness, Spokane, Washington, 2011 Research of Schools with PEP Grants
  • Brain before and after 20 minutes of walking

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19356688

Obesity & Sedentary Crisis Page

  • US Obeisty Costs - Fiscal Times
  • Shonkoff - HBO: Weight of the Nation – Part 1,  14:00, May 2012
  • Frieden - HBO: Weight of the Nation – Part 3,  55:50, May 2012
  • 68% Overweight or Obese - CDC Research - 2010 CDC 20+ year olds
  • Obesity Related Costs - 2010-2030 Trend

    http://healthyamericans.org/assets/files/TFAH2012FasInFatFnlRv.pdf

Benefits of Physical Activity Page

  • Thomas Frieden – Web MD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
  • Wall Street Journal, The Hidden Benefits of Exercise, Laura Landro

Benefits of Physical Education Page

  • 3 million – Academics – Lauren. H. Hillman, K.I. Erickson, A.F. Kramer,  

    http://www.childrennow.org/uploads/documents/bwlw2011_resource1.pdf 

  • Brain – Lauren   C.H. Hillman, 2009,  The Effect of Acute Treadmill Walking on Cognitive Control & Academic Achievement in Preadolescence Children, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19356688

  • Jack Shonkoff - HBO: Weight of the Nation – Part 1,  14:00, May 2012
  • Thomas Frieden - HBO: Weight of the Nation – Part 3,  55:50, May 2012
  • 91% of Parents Feel There Should Be More Physical Education in School, Particularly to Fight Obesity  - Harvard Health Forum from AAHPERD State of PE Report

 

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