You don’t have to go all the way to Capitol Hill for your voice to be heard on the value of health education and physical education in schools.
Throughout the year, members of Congress return home from
Washington, DC, to their state and district offices to meet with
constituents about key issues in their state.When members of Congress know that their constituents care about health and physical education, they vote accordingly.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identifies school health and physical education as part of a
student’s “well-rounded education” along with other subjects such as
art, music, civics, science and more. This new federal education
legislation provides increased access to funds for health and physical
education programs, and allows states and school districts to set their
own priorities for funding and accountability. Call on Congress to
appropriate full funding for all Titles under ESSA.