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Monday, May 17, 2010

PE Bill Passes; Headed to Governor's Desk to be Signed!

It is my pleasure to announce that we passed our PE Bill with 5 minutes to spare at the close of legislative session late last night!!! The Healthy Kids/PE legislation is a HUGE win for the state of Minnesota and it is because of YOU that we were able to pass it! Thank you to all of you for taking action over the years in support of this important bill! Your countless letters of support, e-mails, phone calls, and visits with your legislators were vital in helping us pass PE standards in Minnesota!

Now, we have one more step to take before we fully celebrate this victory. Help us urge Governor Pawlenty to sign our bill into law!

Follow the link below to ask Governor Pawlenty to sign our Healthy Kids/PE Bill:
Sign 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.

Sign the Healthy Kids Bill

Thank you for your support on this important health issue.

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