Started By: James Sheldon
Target: Federal and State Legislators
Signature Goal: 50000
Physical Education has long been a class period in school that consists of learning different sports, and having an enjoyable time playing them. It would seem that with our growing understanding of the human body and the importance of exercise to sustain optimal health, that such conversations would be taking place as part of physical education programs.
It is time to retool the physical education programs in public and private school systems throughout the United States to incorporate the teaching and understanding that true physical education includes health and wellness, dietary understanding, preventative health techniques as well as exercise execution.
Seeing that childhood obesity has become an epidemic in this nation, now is the time to institute change.
To our Nation's Fine Lawmakers:
For too long, we have subscribed to the idea and execution of an archaic physical education system within our schools. With growing knowledge about the human body, as well as how the body responds to agents of health and wellness, such as a quality diet and exercise, it is time to teach children what they need to know in order to remain healthful throughout their lives, without a reliance on modern medicine.
P.E. should continue to incorporate sports and activities into the curriculum, but it should also include better education about the true life ingredients leading to better health. Pushing the antiquated food pyramid aside, children need to understand the importance of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, and how such a diet brings with it the ingestion of antioxidants--the entities providing the body with true healing power. High performance body fuels, for high performance kids.
P.E. should include an understanding of the importance of Carbohydrates, Protein and various Fats. Such an understanding applied in a fun, physical education environment will also prove to assist students in the science classroom.
Our children have the opportunity to flip the current model, and possess the skills and understanding necessary to feed their children better, and turn them on to activities and sports from an early age, as opposed to fast food and quick dietary fixes to gain temporary results.
Together, let us change the way things are. The status quo...has to go!
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