0 Healthy School Policies: Building Healthy Students

Wednesday, March 18, 2015: 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
Convention Center: 2B
Advocacy: School Health
Intended Audience: K-12, Adult
Speaker: Kenneth H. Cooper, The Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX
Panelists: Jayne Greenberg, Miami-Dade County Public Schools/Presidentís Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, Miami, FL; Darla M. Castelli, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; and James R. Morrow, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, the 'father of aerobics,' and a panel of experts will discuss effective school policies for improving studentsí overall health. This session will highlight existing health policy initiatives, specifically those regarding physical activity and physical fitness, and identify needed changes for future health improvements. Participants will learn about current policies and initiatives at the national, state, and school levels as well as strategies for implementing health-related policies that build healthier schools.
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