By Carly Braxton | April 22, 2013
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has launched its first infographic series highlighting data collected for the 2012 Shape of the Nation Report. The report, conducted in conjunction with the American Heart Association, provides a snapshot of physical education in the U.S education system and is comprised of data collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Students need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. Physical education is the foundation for offering opportunities for school-based physical activity and teaching students the importance of being active for a lifetime. This infographic highlights the overall status of physical education and where inadequacies in state policies currently exist. To view all of NASPE’s infographics, read the full report, or to view your state physical education policy profile, visit NASPE’s Shape of the Nation webpage. Be a part of this important national conversation about physical education on Twitter by following the hashtag #shapeofthenation. Join NASPE’s Facebook group page to keep up with the latest information and updates available.
Carly Braxton is Senior Manager of Advocacy, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)