Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. One third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives; many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.
We can solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight if we all work together. Through the Let’s Move! campaign—a comprehensive, collaborative, and community-oriented initiative that addresses all of the various factors that lead to childhood obesity—we are engaging every sector of society that impacts the health of children to provide schools, families and communities the simple tools they need to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy.
For more information on this campaign, please visit http://www.letsmove.gov/learnthefacts.php
Pennsylvania's Learning Standards for Early Childhood contain standards for Health, Wellness and Physical Development. To view these standards please visit the following links and look for the Magenta color.
Infant/Toddler, revised 2009 - http://www.pakeys.org/uploadedContent/Docs/PD/Standards/Infant%20Toddler%202010.pdf
Pre-Kindergarten, revised 2009 - http://www.pakeys.org/uploadedContent/Docs/PD/Standards/Pre-Kindergarten%202010.pdf
Kindergarten, revised 2009 - http://www.pakeys.org/uploadedContent/Docs/PD/Standards/Kindergarten%202010.pdf
1st grade, 2008 - C:\Documents and Settings\molley\My Documents\1st Grade Standards Final.pdf
2nd grade, 2008 - C:\Documents and Settings\molley\My Documents\2nd Grade Standards Final.pdf