A message from Judy: UPDATED LEGISLATIVE NEWS:
Click on the IAHPERD Link atop this Page
Please visit our IAHPERD website and click on Advocacy. Tons of Information and updated constantly
Thank you for your phone calls, emails and personal contact with your legislators. It’s a team
effort to move legislation forward. The IAHPERD Governmental Affairs Committee appreciates
Any Questions: Contact Judy Tiggelaar
IAHPERD, Director of Advocacy
IAHPERD, Chair of Governmental Affairs
Dear Western District Members,
Thank you for your support! Our goals for this year are to continue to increase member involvement at district business meetings, increase the use of district website as resource for our members, and increase membership at our district level. At our last District meeting we discussed a lot of topics; including: Quincy Conference, ACES Day, legislative news, the upcoming State Convention, the dance, and even next years Mid-State at ISU. We'd love to hear from you and perhaps even host a workshop at your school next summer. Join us at our next business meeting and see the opportunities IAHPERD offers. Our next meeting will be at the State Conference @ Pheasant Run
We're looking forward to seeing you at Convention. Please make plans to join us at our next business meeting. Thank you for all your support!
IAHPERD Western District Past-President
"Fit Kids Learn Better"
Western District Meeting } Thursday @ the State Convention in the Arnold Palmer Room
PLEASE READ THIS VERY IMPORTANTANT NEWS!!! CLICK HERE There are several bills - amendments out there that could eliminate PE as a mandated subject in Illinois schools. If they pass, the consequences could be devastating to our profession and our jobs. This would also be harmful to all of the students that would be deprived of the chance to participate in physical education classes. Please contact your legislators immediately and let them know not to vote for these bills for the sake of our children. The link below will help you figure out who represents you.
Childhood Obesity Epidemic Costly In Many Ways
1. The average 10-year-old girl weighed 77 pounds in 1963; today, 88. The 10-year-old boy weighed 74; today, 85.
2. A 2006 study tracking 2,000 low-income children in 20 cities found that a third were overweight or obese
before the age of 4. Most at risk: Hispanics.
3. Even more than smoking or drinking, says a UCLA/Rand study, obesity triggers significant health problems and
increases health spending.
4. Children and teens consumed 110 to 165 more calories than they burned each day over a 10-year period,
adding up to 58 pounds of extra weight, according to a Harvard University study.
5. 2 percent of U.S. children eat a healthy diet as defined by the Agriculture Department.
6. "Husky" car seats were developed several years ago. More than 250,000 children younger than 6 exceeded
the weight standards for regular car seats in 2006.
7. Soft-drink consumption has increased 300 percent in 20 years and is the leading source of added sugars for
8. 25 percent of all vegetables eaten in the United States are french fries or chips.
9. 25 percent of all Americans eat fast food at least once a day.
10. Americans consume 20 percent more calories than a generation ago; most come from fats and oils (up 63%),
grains (up 43%) and sugar (up 19%).
You can find your state representative and senator and their contact numbers at www.ilga.gov
DO YOU KNOW A GOOD TEACHER?
THEN WE NEED YOUR HELP!
At the state convention, IAHPERD recognizes numerous award winners. Do you know an outstanding individual in the professional fields of Physical, Health, Dance, Adapted or Leisure Education? Recognize these people by nominating them for Teacher of the Year (TOY). These awards are given in recognition of outstanding instructional performance for elementary, middle, and secondary school physical education as well as in adapted, dance, health, and leisure education. Elected individuals have shown their great ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity. An FYI; anyone can nominate an outstanding teacher. You can nominate anyone, as long as the individual is eligible for the respective award. To check requirements and perhaps nominate someone in the future, check out the applications located on the IAHPERD main web site. To download applications for any of the awards below; click HERE
(A) Elementary Physical Educator (B) Middle School Physical Educator
(C) Secondary Physical Educator (D) Health Educator (E) Dance Educator
(F) Service Award & (G) Honor Award
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Located now on the IAHPERD Web site: Just click on the IAHPERD Tab atop the page and click on Western District. Once you plug in your e-mail address, you'll receive periodic updates on what's happening within Western District and IAHPERD.
If you send me someone's name and e-mail address, I will include them in our e-mails for Western District. Thanks again for visiting our web site.
Past-President of Western District