Presentation on theme: "Columbia Public Schools Fitness Gram Inspiration to Start the Day! Brain Rules by John Medina Rule #1 EXERCISE Exercise brings more blood to your brain,"— Presentation transcript:
Inspiration to Start the Day! Brain Rules by John Medina Rule #1 EXERCISE Exercise brings more blood to your brain, bringing with it energy and oxygen. Physical Education and movement support learning and are critical to education. There is substantial evidence that physical activity can help improve academic achievement, including grades and standardized test scores.
Changes in Missouri Student Fitness Assessment Presidential Physical Fitness Retired May 2013 Presidential Youth Fitness Program Adopting FitnessGram In addition to scores reported at 5 th and 9 th grades, now include 7 th
FitnessGram Viewed as a move from assessing Fitness To assessing WELLNESS
FitnessGram Software Web-based Generates individual student/parent reports Provides suggestions about how to promote good fitness Generates group reports for State reporting Grades 5, 7 and 9 Allows for tracking of students’ fitness throughout their school years
Reports Software generates: Individual Reports Comparison to Healthy Fitness Zone Recommendations Group Reports
Philosophy of FitnessGram H=Health and health related fitness E=Everyone L=Lifetime P=Personal
Body Composition BMI Not tested in elementary Student Option in secondary Educate students, families and the community: body composition, BMI, healthy weight Respect student’s privacy Balance physical activity and nutrition practice More than 1/3 of U.S. children and adolescents are overweight or obese.