Polk was one of only six schools in the state of Virginia to receive the award. Four hundred and fifty-two U.S. schools, representing 37 states plus the District of Columbia, were recognized for their outstanding efforts to create an active school environment. Polk celebrated the achievement during their walk-to-school event on Oct. 4.
New Survey Says Parents, School Principals Think Physical Activity Promotes Better Learning but Fail to Prioritize
Originally published June 13, 2019 by ActiveSchoolsUS on prweb.com.
By Claire Orphan Jensen
In two nationally representative surveys of parents and principals on physical education and physical activity in schools across the United States, the collective impact movement Active Schools aimed to gain a better understanding of the ways in which schools are, or are not, promoting childhood health and well-being.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children and adolescents age 6 to 17 participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day, yet national data shows that many fall short of that. Read More