National Initiatives Supporting CSPAP
National programs that support schools in developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive school physical activity programs.
Let’s Move! Active Schools (LMAS)
As the national solution to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools, Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment. Let’s Move! Active Schools is powered by an innovative collaborative of health, education and private sector organizations that strives to bring these benefits to every child across the country.
Active Kids Do Better.
Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also lead to:
• Higher test scores
• Improved attendance
• Better behavior in class
• Lower rates of childhood obesity
• A lifetime of healthy habits
An Active School integrates physical activity before, during and after school for at least 60 minutes every day.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Healthy Schools Program
Healthy kids have higher attendance rates, higher test scores and behave better in class. More than 31,000 schools nationwide are using the Healthy Schools Program to make this the norm.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has taken the latest research on childhood health and combined it with the most effective school policies to maximize impact. The divided approach into wellness modules helps to create a workable framework that sets specific actions to help make schools healthier. The program includes information on:
• Wellness Policies
• Snacks and Beverages
• Breakfast and Lunch
• Health Education
• Physical Education
• Physical Activity
• Employee Wellness
SHAPE America is 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. Additional information including training and professional development for CSPAP is available on the SHAPE America website.
Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System
The first of its kind, the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a cutting-edge, all-inclusive professional development resource within the Let's Move! Active Schools framework. Adaptable to individual school environments, the PAL Learning System develops and supports individuals who will champion an effort to ensure 60 minutes a day of physical activity for all school-age youth. The learning system is provided free of charge and begins with a one-day in person leadership workshop.
Presidential Youth Fitness Program
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program helps schools achieve excellence in physical education through quality fitness education and assessment practices by providing tools to:
• teach fitness concepts
• assess fitness and understand results
• plan for improvement or maintenance of fitness levels
• empower students to be fit and active for life.
Physical Educator’s Guide for Working with Paraprofessionals
PYFP Resource Library
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC supports efforts nationwide to reduce the risk factors associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Through a federal grant, all 50 states and the District of Columbia receive funds to help prevent these chronic diseases. This program focuses on healthy environments in workplaces, schools, early childhood education facilities, and in the community.
National Framework for Physical Activity and Physical Education
Additional Resources for Inclusion in Physical Activity & Youth with Disabilities