From the Information Specialist's Desk: Health Promotion for Youth and More
NCHPAD NEWS & PRODUCTS
MyNCPAD: This new NCHPAD resource is now operational. It can help you determine an appropriate physical activity program and stay on track. Tools include physical activity surveys; tracking daily movement, body mass index, and heart rate; and designing a personalized exercise program. Go to http://www.ncpad.org/loginMyncpad to incorporate it into your daily exercise schedule.
NCHPAD Products: Purchase pedometers, NCHPAD videos, and other products at http://www.ncpad.org/ShopIndex.
Camp Resources: Download the NCHPAD Camps Resources factsheet at http://www.ncpad.org/78/597/Camp~Resources, and request the Discover Camp Booklet in hard copy at no cost or in a web version at http://www.ncpad.org/discover/index.html.
Strengthening Exercises: Don't miss NCPAD's new factsheet on strengthening exercises at http://www.ncpad.org/374/2096/Strengthening~Exercises.
NCPAD's Online Request Page: Visit NCPAD's new online request page (www.ncpad.org/contact/) to request information on the topics of physical activity, fitness, recreation, and sports for people with varying disabilities and chronic conditions.
NCHPAD Programs Database: Submit your program-related information at http://www.ncpad.org/requestForm/Programs.
NCHPAD Parks Database: Enter your accessible parks information at http://www.ncpad.org/requestForm/Parks.
NCHPAD Personal Trainers Database: Personal trainers may take the survey to be added to the database at http://www.ncpad.org/requestForm/Personal~Trainers.
Powerful Bones, Powerful Girls
Geared to adolescent girls, the National Bone Health Campaign "Healthy Bones" website (http://www.cdc.gov/powerfulbones/boneup/index.html) features articles on how to make strong bones; provides appealing calcium-rich snack and meal suggestions; and offers games, quizzes, screen savers, and instant messenger icons.
Push for PEP Funding
The Senate Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Subcommittee will meet on July 18 to determine the 2007 funding level for PEP, the government's physical education grant program. Contact your senators today to ensure that the funding continues.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has partnered with Nickelodeon to launch the Go Healthy Challenge. The website features children learning to eat better, be more physically active, and feel better. The website also includes health tips, monthly challenges, recipes, and message boards. Kids can visit http://www.nick.com/letsjustplay.
K12 Academics is a national-based education and disability resource center with a community-based approach. It offers information on camps, websites, schools, organizations, museums, libraries, and other supports for an array of cities across the U.S. The site also serves as a great resource for teachers, parents, students, professionals, and district officials in the K-12 education system. Learn more at
Challenged Golfers' Network
The Challenged Golfers' Network is a newly formed non-profit group in Moore County, North Carolina, which addresses the needs of golfers with disabilities (both children and adults), so that they can continue or begin playing. Clinics are offered for persons with mental challenges, visual impairments, stroke survivors, and mobility impairments. Tournaments and special events also are run throughout the year. Call 910-692-6242 for more information.