Why It's Needed

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If children can get started on a healthy path early and are empowered to self-manage their fitness and nutrition on an ongoing basis that results in long lasting habits, then we're on the right track toward a legitimate solution to preventative healthcare.

It Takes Objective, Accurate Measurement and Accountability

Most states nationwide have mandated enhanced, measurable activity levels for students and schools in physical education, yet few schools have an effective tool to measure these mandates. School districts, regulatory agencies, and grant funders nationwide demand an accountability system to measure PE program effectiveness.

One such example: Texas Senate Bill 891 requires 50% of PE class time to contain “moderate to vigorous physical activity” (MVPA). Currently, competitor systems primarily provide hardware with an inadequate software reporting system that remains largely unused.

The Alarming Nationwide Healthcare Concerns

For the first time in 120 years, life expectancy decreased due to long-term cardiovascular disease and diabetes beginning in youth.

Annual healthcare costs are estimated at $147 billion, growing at 9% per year.

Projections found 42.6%, or triple the current number of the nations adult population will be obese by 2040. Knowing that the adults of 2040 are the children of today, Texas State Senator Jane Nelson said ”This is the single most serious threat we face as a nation.”

IHT offers a Viable, Large Scale Solution for Personalized 21st Century Learning

Our solution combines web-based heart rate monitor and pedometer technology; instant delivery of data to students, parents and teachers; unlimited, customizable assessment measures and scoring fields; a student interface for individual self-assessment; the PE 3 standard and common core aligned curriculum and student journal with online accessibility; and exceptional customer support. These components make the IHT Spirit System the simplest, most comprehensive, health, fitness and academic tool available in the educational market today.