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Great little write up on the correlation of physical activity and academic performance. 

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Illinois' own - Judy Tiggelar, leader in physical education...

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Seeking expert P.E. teacher trainers

Dear P.E. colleagues,
I'm writing to pass along a request for applications for expert teacher trainers as I thought you might be interested and qualified, or you might know someone who would be!

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking to engage up to fifteen people to deliver trainings and technical assistance to P.E. teachers in suburban Cook County between September 2015 and September 2017. Five experts will be selected to train teachers at each of three levels: elementary, middle and high school. Trainers will be compensated.
The trainings will provide teachers with strategies for increasing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels in physical education classes as they work to implement the revised Illinois State Learning Standards on Physical Development and Health, and integrate fitness testing into P.E. curriculum.
All trainers are required to first attend two day-long train-the-trainer sessions (9am-3pm) on Saturday, September 19 th and Saturday, September 26th . 
Full information, including the training schedule and compensation information is attached.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume to, along with a letter of interest with information about your background and qualifications, why you’re interested in the position, which grade level best fits your experience, and your availability for trainings (per the schedule above) no later than August 17th, 2015.

Sarah Chusid
Enhanced Physical Education & Obesity Prevention Program Specialist
Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives
Illinois Public Health Institute
(312) 850-4744 Ext. 24

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Kim Anehall honored with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award
CHICAGO —The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has selected Kim Anehall of Chicago, Illinois, to receive a 2015 PCFSN Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness or nutrition-related programs.  

Kim Anehall, a physical education teacher at Boone Elementary, began his quest against child obesity by teaching parents fitness and nutrition twice per week. Over the years, Anehall has developed a comprehensive wellness plan for all stakeholders who address nutrition, exercise, health, and physical education. A leader within Chicago Public Schools, he holds many professional development sessions for teachers in the community.   

“Kim has worked to consistently promote physical activity, sports and good nutrition throughout the community,” says Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the Office of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. “For our nation to become healthier, it has to be transformed by acts of people like Kim, and because of his efforts and contributions, the community can embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle. Together we are all working to make our nation a healthier one.”   

To help spread the word about his efforts, Anehall writes a weekly wellness blog, a wellness email, maintains a physical education website, shares information via social media and organizes several wellness initiatives with the student wellness team and Fuel Up to Play 60 ambassadors. He also manages quarterly wellness team updates to the school's wellness policy and organizes an annual two-day long Olympic field day, a softball game between students and teachers, and a health fair for the community featuring Fuel Up to Play 60.   

“We’re so impressed with Kim’s tireless work educating students, teachers and the community about health and wellness. His ability to organically connect all stakeholders so they share knowledge of wellness efforts at school, at home, and within the community makes him a true leader,” says Vice President of Health and Wellness Melissa Young of Midwest Dairy Council. “The best part is that his hard work is inspiring others – he’s successfully recruited parents and other community members and resources to help promote wellness at Boone Elementary.”  

This year, the President’s Council presented the Community Leadership Award to 47 recipients across the country for making sports, physical activity, fitness, and nutritionrelated programs available in their communities.   

Midwest Dairy Council®, an affiliate of National Dairy Council, is the nutrition education division of Midwest Dairy Association. The Council is dedicated to dairy nutrition research and education through the investment of 8,000 dairy farm families across 10 Midwestern states, and is committed to child health and wellness through our collaborative program, Fuel Up to Play 60. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.  

About the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition The Office of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (OPCFSN) works with the Council and, under its authority in Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act, shares the Council’s mission to engage, educate and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. PCFSN is a committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the OPCFSN promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives. Specifically, the OPCFSN works to overcome the challenges, and develop opportunities, to promote fitness, sports, and nutrition across the United States. For more information about the Council, visit and follow us on Twitter @FitnessGov.
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