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LMAS kidsSHAPE America is excited to be a managing organization for Let's Move! Active Schools –a physical activity and physical education solution to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity is the new norm for schools.

A part of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative, Let's Move! Active Schools helps schools develop a culture in which physical activity and physical education are foundational to academic success.

Let's Move! Active Schools makes this simple for teachers and strategic for administrators by streamlining the selection of programs, resources and funding opportunities, and delivering a customized Action Plan.

Anyone –school administrators, classroom teachers, physical educators, staff and even parents –can sign up to champion the Let's Move! Active Schools effort.

However, SHAPE America is particularly proud of the opportunities Let's Move! Active Schools provides for health and physical educators to be recognized as gurus, thought leaders and change agents within their communities.

By equipping health and physical educators with an evidenced-based roadmap, activation grants, and an exclusive library of professional development, curriculum and implementation guides, Let's Move! Active Schools helps to advance the profession and encourage a greater understanding of physical education. Participating schools also have access to direct, personal assistance from certified advisors and experts.

The best part is that Let's Move! Active Schools is FREE, easy and results in a comprehensive, individualized approach to getting students moving for at least 60 minutes before, during and after the school day.

As a Let's Move! Active Schools managing organization, SHAPE America will work to recruit individual champions, sign up 50,000 schools and facilitate the training of at least 20,000 Physical Activity Leaders by 2018.