There are 10 million totally sedentary* children in America and 33 million children who are not active enough to meet healthy fitness zone standards. * Phit America
A growing body of research points to the importance of physical activity and its connection to fitness, health and enhanced academic learning. Much of this research is based around brain based learning and the role of physical activity in helping children to focus better, sit still and be engaged learners in the classroom after a romp around the playground.
Due to the childhood obesity crisis, the public is looking to schools to utilize every opportunity to expose children to physical activity programming. Yet, we know that the majority of school–age students do not meet CDC guidelines for 60 minutes of physical activity daily. It is combining the minutes from physical education, recess, after school physical activities, and sports teams that children move closer to the 60 minutes per day guideline.
The future of sports, America's military, health, and a stable economy are just a few areas affected by childhood obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. How we prepare American youth today for their future and ours relies on how we support and prepare them for those challenges. The clock is ticking.....
Together, we can make a difference
Learn how you can get involved with the Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation.
Help the Foundation to provide physical activity opportunities to students in schools throughout the nation. We've got many successes under our belt, (including successful physical activity programs in 8,000 schools across the nation) but we need more help, and that's where you come in.
While there are volunteer opportunities like helping with painting the physical activity markings, there's much more you can do on your own. Contact us to learn how your organization or business can become involved in supporting Healthy, Active, Positive and Productive Youth.
Volunteer opportunities occur throughout the year and country.