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Help Us Restore Lost PE and Health Cuts

by Michaela L. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Texas legislative session began January 8th 2013 and obesity prevention is one of our top priorities. At the top of the list is our hope to restore cuts that were made to PE and Health courses in Texas schools.

 

Help Us Restore Lost PE and Health Cuts by clicking on the link below!

http://yourethecure.org/aha/advocacy/composeletters.aspx?AlertID=31211

 

Lucky for us several measures have already been proposed that will do just that. Bills by Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) and Representative Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) were recently filed and would restore cuts to PE and Health that were lost in 2009.

 

If passed these bills would simply add a half credit of PE and half credit of Health to the graduation requirement for Texas students.

 

While there isn’t a single solution to this statewide and national problem adding PE and Health back into school is one easy step. We believe daily physical activity should be an essential part of every student’s school day and these courses are critical to teaching kids healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

 

Clicking on the link above will help us get this issue on the radar of lawmakers today. Your message will also thank the bill authors for their leadership on this issue.

 

 Brian Bowser

Grassroots Director

 

Heart Disease and Stroke. You’re the Cure.          

   

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  • It is shameful the level of cuts that have been made to education in Texas across the board. There is no way to say you support our children and our future without restoring funding, and even, in my opinion, increasing it in some areas. While it is true that we learn about lifestyle first at home, children spend the majority of their waking hours in school. If we tell working adults to get up and move and eat healthy during their day, why would we not provide the same opportunities for our youth?

    — Karen W.

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