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Friday, March 19, 2010

Because Healthy Kids = A Brighter Future...

Legislators are working to assemble a comprehensive Education bill for 2010. This comprehensive or "omnibus" bill will include a range of education-related issues that legislators want to achieve and will result in the final bill that will be sent to the governor.

The Healthy Kids bill (HF 3115 Norton/SF2753 Bonoff) promotes a healthy lifestyle for Minnesota children. Tell your legislator to keep PE in the equation when it comes to our childrens education by asking them to include the Healthy Kids bill in the comprehensive/omnibus bill:

Support the Healthy Kids Bill

The Healthy Kids/PE bill includes:
-Statewide PE standards that will be phased in by school districts as they do their curriculum review;
-Posting school wellness policies on school district web sites to promote local discussion about healthier schools;
-Direction to MN Dept. of Ed. to develop quality recess guidelines that schools may adopt;
-Direction to MN Dept. of Ed. to begin tracking the amount and quality of PE offered in the schools;
-The creation of a Healthy Kids Awards program that would encourage schools to help their kids get the recommended 60 minutes/day of physical activity and recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.

Support the Healthy Kids Bill

Thank you for your support on this important legislative issue.

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