Nike, Kaiser Permanente and Northwest Health Foundation are working together with the national Let’s Move! Active Schools partnership to inspire a lifelong love of movement and to bring the many benefits of physical activity to every child in Oregon. Why? Because we know that Active Kids Do Better: they are healthier, they perform better academically, and their attendance and behavior improves. And that’s where we need your help…
Active Schools = Successful Students
By becoming an Active School, you’ll have access to the tools, resources and guidance to get kids moving at least 60 minutes a day before, during and after school. Don’t just take it from us – hear from Olympic Gold Medal Decathlete and Oregon born and raised Ashton Eaton on the importance of getting Oregon’s kids active:
Let’s Move! Active Schools is a physical activity and physical education solution to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity is the new norm for schools. Powered by a national collaboration of leading health and education organizations, Let’s Move! Active Schools streamlines the selection of programs, resources, professional development and funding opportunities, and delivers a customized action plan – making it simple for teachers and strategic for administrators. Ultimately, Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, helps schools develop a culture in which physical activity and physical education are foundational to academic success.