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NYC's 800 Lb Gorilla - We Need to Improve PE!

by Robin V. on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Today, the American Heart Association released preliminary results of a survey analysis regarding Physical Education (PE) in all New York City schools.  Every school, in all five boroughs was invited to participate and the American Heart Association secured responses from 272!  More than half of these schools are not in compliance with NY state standards for physical education.  And the American Heart Association maintains that these standards are not strong enough!  While the results are compelling, this is just one step in our goal to improve PE for every student.  You can review the report which is attached here...and to help share the results with City Council Members, be sure to visit our Action Center tab on the You're the Cure website.  It's time we stopped ignoring the 800 lb. gorilla in NYC and get him to slim down!

Please click on the following link to review the report:

https://media.gractions.com/F410DC9E068B98B88EA0B5C54D6885F750D9D0A3/2850366f-07e8-4da8-a7ba-ff6d1b687975.pdf

If you would like to help us on this issue, please comment or email me at robin.vitale@heart.org.

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