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    White House Seeks Physical Activity Champions of Change

    The White House Champions of Change program is seeking recommendations of individuals and organizations that are increasing access to physical activity for children and young adults. APTA members can nominate themselves or colleagues who work to increase access to physical activity for children through some/all of the following:

    • organized or competitive activities for teams and/or individuals, including youth with disabilities;
    • unstructured play;
    • school-based activities, including physical education, recess, and activity breaks;
    • outdoor activities that promote time in nature; and
    • after-school or summer programs.

    Submit nominations by midnight January 23 by using this form.

    The White House Champions of Change program highlights the stories and examples of citizens across the country that represent President Obama's vision of out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world through projects and initiatives that move their communities forward. Since the 2009 launch of Let’s Move, Michelle Obama has focused on ensuring that the nation's children eat healthier and become more physically active. Last April, the White House hosted a Champions of Change event to highlight the work of chefs in improving school nutrition programs. 


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