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During the pandemic, children and adolescents are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety, and many schools have begun to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional learning (SEL), which teaches students the skills needed to manage their emotions. 

Many students learn about SEL — and other health-enhancing skills — in health and physical education class; however, it’s equally important to emphasize physical activity and healthy habits at home. For parents who are juggling multiple demands such as work, parenting and maybe even virtual school, the idea of adding one more thing to the daily "To Do" list can feel overwhelming. But, incorporating activity and healthy habits can have positive benefits for the entire family.


Health and Physical Education Resources for Parents


Help SHAPE America Prepare All Children To Lead Healthy and Active Lives

Approximately 50 million students are currently enrolled in America's elementary and secondary schools (grades pre–K to 12). SHAPE America wants to ensure that all of America's young people are prepared to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.  As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, SHAPE America relies on public support to continue our mission. If you would like to help us reach our goal, please consider a donation today.


Getting to Know Your Child's PE Program

Does the physical education program in your child’s school help students attain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for leading healthy and active lives? SHAPE America's new parent resource can help you find out. Download now

Upcoming Events

National PTA Back-to-School Week - September 14-18, 2020 


Bring PE to Your Family Week, October 19-23, 2020 
 

 

New! Parent Resources for Mind and Body!