Why Educational Leaders Must Inspire a Culture of Health and Well-Being in Schools
“Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has had a “silent” national health crisis. Millions of children and adolescents are at risk for cardiovascular disease due to high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues have skyrocketed.
As student health has steadily declined, physical education — and the opportunity for physical activity — has been greatly reduced in schools over the last two decades. As superintendent of a public school district in Kentucky, I believe we have an inherent responsibility to help students develop a love and understanding of physical activity, nutrition, and other healthy behaviors.”
Source SHAPE America Blog June 23, 2020 – Author Dr. Brian Creasman. Read more via SHAPE America blog: https://bit.ly/2A1A6YS
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