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The purpose of Et Cetera is to highlight current information distributed to the public about our various fields in order to make professionals aware of recent coverage in various publications. The views and opinions expressed in the articles do not necessarily reflect those of AAHPERD or its associations, and AAHPERD assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Professionals should refer to the journals, newsletters, and publications of AAHPERD for current science-based, accurate educational and professional information.

Child nutrition reauthorization: 8 facts you need to know now
Food Research and Action Center    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
President Obama signed The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law, accompanied by a commitment to work with Congress to fix the SNAP cut included in that Act. Click here to read the full remarks that he and the First Lady made about hunger, obesity and nutrition. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has many important and excellent provisions for child nutrition programs, including many child health organizations have been working toward for a long time. While many of these provisions will take time to implement, there are many that you can start working on right now. More

NASPE in the News
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Charlene Burgeson, NASPE ED, was interviewed on the ABC World News with Diane Sawyer recently. To read the ABC News article Titled "MORE Students Opting Out of Phys Ed Classes Despite Obesity Epidemic" and to watch a video of the report, click here.

National Association for Girls and Women in Sport

Treating women's depression might help them lose weight
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The new study, which appears in the November/December issue of the journal General Hospital Psychiatry, cites past surveys that show having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more — classified as obese — increases a person's risk of depression by 50 percent to 150 percent. More

Is ESPN alienating current female viewers in attempt to attract new ones?
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At first glance, looks nothing like, save the photos of athletes. The format of the site is completely different, with an array of colors, a design that seems focused on boxes, and a script "W" in the "espnW" logo. More

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

More states let students opt out of PE classes
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When the Des Moines, Iowa, school district announced this fall it was going to make it tougher for students to waive their physical education classes by scaling back all but a handful of exemptions, it caught students and parents by surprise. It also countered a national trend. Despite growing concerns about obesity among young people, the number of states that allow students to waive or substitute physical education classes has grown from 27 to 32 since 2006, according to Paula Kun, a spokeswoman for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. More

Olympians Talk About Fair Play

Watch videos from top Olympians, teach your students about ethics in sport in a fun and dynamic way, and have them take the pledge for clean sport!

Girls' soccer second to football for high school sports concussion
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High school girls have twice the concussion rate of boys playing similar sports, according to an 11-year study conducted in a large public school district. Not surprisingly, football accounted for the most concussions among participants in the six boys' and six girls' sports examined in the long-term study. But the sport with the second-highest concussion rate was girls' soccer, classified as an incidental contact sport rather than a collision sport, Andrew E. Lincoln, ScD, said at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. More

National Dance Association

A Minnesota program aims to get teachers to incorporate dance in more classrooms
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Skip the tutus. Some Minnesota teachers are looking to whirl, twirl and twist dance lessons from the studio into the classroom. Charlotte Landreau is already doing that in her high school philosophy class, where students analyze the roles of reason and emotion in judging art and then, to illustrate an example, they dance the salsa or merengue. More

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The politics of casting
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Last year, when a large ballet academy held auditions for its annual Nutcracker, the studio owner knew that five "absolutely brilliant girls" coveted the role of Clara. But the owner, who has asked to remain anonymous, knew that one girl would leave the audition disappointed, since there were only four parts. "I've never had the scores so close and I've never had to eliminate a dancer so clearly qualified," the studio owner says. "I just didn't have enough performances to go around." More

Research Consortium

Peer pressure can keep you healthy
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Kylie Ball, from Deakin University, Australia, worked with a team of researchers to survey the 18-46 year old women. She said, "The importance of social environmental influences on health-promoting behaviors such as physical activity and healthy eating has been increasingly recognized. Ours is one of the first studies to demonstrate the association of both social support and social norms with physical activity and eating behaviors." More

To maintain lifelong weight, start exercise habits young
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The arrival of middle age doesn't necessarily have to bring extra pounds, a new study shows. Over the course of the 20-year study, about 10 percent of participants — those who performed high levels of physical activity — nearly maintained their weight through their young adult years and middle age, researchers said. More

American Association for Health Education

Holistic health awareness to lead 2011 food trends
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Next year will mark the year that Americans begin making permanent, holistic changes in their diets and buying foods generally rich in nutrition, as opposed to focusing on single nutrients, predicts "supermarket guru" Phil Lempert. The shift will be driven by the updated USDA dietary guidelines, the First Lady's "Let's Move" anti-obesity initiative, and technology and labeling developments that empower consumers with readily accessible, user-friendly nutrition information, says Lempert, who works with ConAgra Foods and its retailers to forecast food industry trends. ConAgra released Lempert's latest annual industry predictions. More

Soda tax may help you drop a pound
USA TODAY via The Tucson Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Millions of people would lose about a pound or more a year if large taxes were tacked onto regular soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as sport drinks and fruit drinks, a new analysis shows. A soda tax of 20 percent or 40 percent would generate about $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion in annual tax revenue. The 40 percent tax would cost the average household about $28 a year, the research shows. More

American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation

Organization's mission: 'We use sports to rebuild lives'
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Four years after losing his legs fighting for his country's freedom, one East Tennessee veteran is finding his own sense of freedom on the slopes. Former Marine, Bradley Walker, from White Pine, Tenn., is one of many veterans skiing for the first time at the 23rd annual Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, Colo. More

Gen Y and elderly working up a sweat together
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Carrington Care NSW in partnership with TAFE has piloted a successful health and general fitness program that is delivering significant benefits to residents. The personalized health and fitness program delivered by young fitness students targets resident strength, mobility and flexibility. The one-on-one, flexibly tailored program has already witnessed a reduction in behaviors and an increase in hand and eye co-ordination. More

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