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SHAPE America’s Back to School Website Helps HPE Teachers Guide Their Students on the Path to Health and Physical Literacy

RESTON, VA, August 9, 2017 — SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators unveiled its new Back to School website today, revealing a focus on 50 Million Strong by 2029, the organization's commitment to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education programs.

Health and physical education teachers who visit the website will find the recently established goals and measurements for the 50 Million Strong initiative, as well as resources and inspiration to help start the new school year, including:

"SHAPE America believes that health and physical literacy can be a life-changer for all children," says SHAPE America President Fran Cleland of West Chester University. "It's a simple but powerful belief that drives everything we do. We know teachers can have a significant impact on their students' lives, and we're proud to offer the resources they need to succeed." 

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About SHAPE America
SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators is committed to ensuring all children have the opportunity to lead healthy, physically active lives. As the nation's largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals, SHAPE America works with its 50 state affiliates and national partners to support initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Let's Move! Active Schools and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs.

Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our resources provide the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level - from preschool to university graduate programs. For more information, visit

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(800) 213-7193