Please join with fitness icon, RICHARD SIMMONS, in passionately supporting legislative language that will improve the health, well being and ability to learn of all of our nation's children. What we do today, will ensure the future of a promising and productive America tomorrow.
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Thank you very much!
Please COPY, PASTE and SEND the following letter to the Contact Links provided below. Phone calls are also accepted.
I join with fitness icon, RICHARD SIMMONS, in respectfully asking that as you begin debating the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, you support naming Physical Education and Health as Core Subjects, and thus eligible for existing Federal Funding. Because there are no additional costs associated in doing so, States and Districts will have the flexibility to use already existing funds for Physical Activity and Health programming.
Healthcare costs related to Obesity are projected to reach $344 billion by 2018. Research shows that FIT KIDS are more healthy, more focused, and more ready to learn, notably achieving higher scores in mathematics. They are less depressed and have greater self-esteem.
Please create the means to increase PHYSICAL ACTIVITY in schools, rather than eliminate it. Thank you.
CONTACT INFORMATION (click on the important links below, and paste your letter on to the contact page):
1. SENATE Health, Education Labor and Pensions COMMITTEE CHAIR Lamar Alexander: http://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email
2. Your STATE SENATOR: (Click on YOUR State in the first box, contact info for each of the two senators will appear.)