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Programs > Take 15 for the Health of It!
Let's Get Physical

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Get "physical-ly" Fit

Click on this link for downloadable calendars with fun family activities that you can do to promote healthy habits 365 days a year.

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Physical Activity Information

Are you ready to Get Fit Maryland? If you're looking for more help after visiting our Web site, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Web site offers a variety of resources. Check out these websites - The President's Challenge; U.S. Physical Activity Statistics; Powerful Girls Have Powerful Bones - by clicking on www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm for tips and exciting downloads on how to be more active, stay safe, play games and activities, and hints on how to energize and revitalize your life. Come on...Take 15 and enjoy!

First Lady Michelle Obama announced a national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight, and unveiled a nationwide campaign ~ Let's Move ~ to help achieve it. Let's Move will combat the epidemic through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective strategies and mobilizes public and private sector resources, providing schools, families and communities with simple tools to help children be more active, eat better, and get healthy. The challenge is great. For more information, please visit http://www.letsmove.gov.

President Obama kicked off the Let's Move campaign by signing a Presidential Memorandum creating the first-ever Task Force on Childhood Obesity, including the Department of Education. For more information, please click here.

What's your BMI?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. For more information on Body Mass Index, go to http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/


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Contact Information
Gail V. Tucker, Community Outreach Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0482
Fax:  410-333-2275
Email:  gtucker@msde.state.md.us
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