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Let’s Move In School

March 14, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama announced an ambitious national initiative called ‘Let’s Move’ to help children lead healthy lives. The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance are supporting this goal through a ‘Let’s Move in School’ initiative.

North Dakota will be recognizing the “Let’s Move in School" Initiative during the week of May 1st – 7th, 2011, which is also the National Physical Education and Sport Week. North Dakota Schools are encouraged to plan and register a physical activity event during this time.

The goal of Let's Move in School is to ensure that every school provides a comprehensive school physical activity program with quality physical education as the foundation so that youth will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime.

An important message of “Let’s Move in School” stems from family and community involvement in school-based physical activity and how that involvement provides numerous benefits. Research shows that youth participation in physical activity is influenced by participation and support of parents and siblings. When families are active together, they spend additional time together and experience health benefits.

For more information on this initiative and how to register, please go to


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Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
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