National Physical Education and Sport Week
During the week of May 1-7, 2010, National Physical Education and Sport Week, physical education teachers across the country are energizing their school communities (students, administrators, parents and staff) to answer First Lady Michelle Obama's call -- Let's Move. In celebration of the week's theme, Move Every Body, Every Day, Every Way, members of the National Associatifvon for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the NJ Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD) are planning school-wide daily events to educate youth about the benefits of a physically active lifestyle and to ensure that every school provides opportunities for quality physical education and activity. For more information on suggested activities, click here.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, the President challenges all American's to make physical activity, fitness, and sports part of their everyday life. This month-long focus originates from the "President's Fitness Test" schools have given for years, and for good reason. Fit kids do better in school. Click here to sign up for the President's Challenge.
ShapingNJ Full Partnership Meeting - May 11th - Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness, Mercerville, NJ
This meeting is the culmination of nearly a year of hard work, and we will present the selected environmental and policy strategies for inclusion in the obesity prevention state plan, along with first-year strategy action plans. Join us as we move from planning to action, and begin implementing strategies. Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer, Deputy Speaker, 29th District will provide remarks. For more information, call 609-292-2209 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Annual Women's Caregiver Retreat - May 13th - Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness, Mercerville, NJ
Presented by the Office of Nutrition & Fitness, in partnership with the Family Support Center of NJ, The Division of Aging & Community Services and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, in celebration of National Women's Health Week. Health Department Commissioner Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP will provide welcoming remarks. For more information, contact FSCNJ at 732-528-8080 or ONF at 609-292-2209. Click here to register.
21st Celebration of National Employee Health & Fitness Day
According to National Association for Health & Fitness Executive Director Phil Haberstro "National Employee Health & Fitness Day is dedicated to inspiring employers from all sectors (private, public, non-profit) to integrate improving the health of their work force into their organization's culture. The case for investment is compelling: an employee's health is an asset to the employee, to achieving employer goals and America's competitiveness in the challenging global economy."