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Active Start


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    New, expanded edition of Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children From Birth to Age 5, with more advice & practical suggestions for parents & caregivers than ever before.

    This new booklet offers the following:
    • More practical suggestions than ever on how parents & caregivers can implement NASPE's physical activity guidelines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers
    • An expanded guidance on physical activity for preschoolers, based on newly emerging research
    • FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type) guidelines for all three age groups.
    Expanded resource list for parents & caregivers

    About the Author

    SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators — is the largest organization of physical educators in the country, with close to 20,000 members. SHAPE America created the first-ever K-12 physical education national standards; developed the Let’s Move in School public awareness campaign to increase physical activity before, during, and after school; and originated the Shape of the Nation Report, which reviews the status of physical education across the United States. Among its many partners, SHAPE America works with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the American Heart Association, The Cooper Institute, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.