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FitnessGram Playground is a free comprehensive online site that offers resources for Health and Fitness to improve students physical and mental well-being.
Student Physical Activity Dropped Worldwide During COVID-19, Raising Concerns for Health

The Cooper Institute has published a new research study demonstrating the impact of COVID-19 on Physical Education and physical activity across the nation during this time of remote learning. The observed decrease in physical activity puts our children at increased risk for obesity and the related health outcomes in the future.
New Webinar: The Connection Between Children’s Fitness and Vision Health

The conversation hosted by Andrea Kirsten-Coleman, Vision Impact Institute Global Communications and Awareness Manager, highlighted the three-year-old collaboration between the two organizations and the relevance of the connection between children’s fitness and vision health.

Listen to Dr. Laura DeFina, President and CEO and Chief Science Officer of The Cooper Institute.
Every Kid Healthy Week: Take action at school and at home

Every Kid Healthy Week is coming up from April 26-30.

Whether at home or at school, be sure to celebrate with your kids from Mindful Monday to Fitness Friday!
Health-Related Fitness Fun with The Cooper Institute!
PLUS, Video Demonstrations and Spanish Cards.


The Cooper Institute Looks to Get Kids Active Again as Pandemic Continues

Keeping kids learning throughout the pandemic has been a serious challenge over the past year, with many students still reportedly falling behind in class due to the distractions. It’s not just academic education that’s suffered, but also students’ physical education.
Must Read Book on Social Emotional Health

Ben Lancour, Physical Education teacher in Green Bay Area School District wrote a must read book on Social and Emotional Health. Ben Lancour teaches Physical Education at Sullivan Elementary School and Danz Elementary School, both of which are active participants of the NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project.
FitnessGram by The Cooper Institute is both a fitness assessment and data-management software to accurately measure student physical fitness levels. FitnessGram measures the fitness of more than 10 million students across the country in over 20,000 schools.
The NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project is a partnership between the NFL Foundation and The Cooper Institute. Together, we are encouraging students to get active and get healthy with 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
The Healthy Zone Schools Program is a partnership between The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to support and recognize schools that are fighting the childhood obesity epidemic and creating healthy school environments.