This essential reference provides you with real-life examples of how the "Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People," developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can be implemented in a wide variety of settings, from schools to hospitals to YMCAs. It also gives you an easy-to-understand summary of these guidelines.
The CDC developed the guidelines by reviewing published research, considering the recommendations in national policy documents, convening experts in physical activity, and consulting with 38 national, federal, and voluntary agencies and organizations. The result is a document that makes a clear and convincing case for the need to promote physical activity among young people. The information is presented as 10 broad recommendations for schools and community programs, each followed by a more detailed description.
To bring the recommendations to life, the book includes 20 examples-or "success stories"-from around the United States of effective programs that address the CDC's guidelines. These examples provide many ideas that you can put to use in your own school or community. Each success story includes
- a contact name, address, and phone number;
- program objectives;
- a brief description of the program; and
- background information on the population and community involved.
You'll learn how each program began, how it was developed, how roadblocks were overcome, and how successes were achieved. Cross-references to the guidelines make it easy for you to determine which recommendations are being followed in each program.