Use these materials to generate media coverage about physical activity in
newspapers, magazines, and other publications.
National, Multicultural Campaign Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Among Tweens
Provides facts on why the "VERB. It's What You Do." campaign is needed and a
description of the campaign's efforts.
Multicultural Outreach Fact Sheet
Provides statistics on the rise of obesity in different ethnic groups.
VERB Newsletter Archive: The Latest Word
For Parents and Adults
Child & Parent Survey Explores Relationship between Economic Status
and Physical Activity Opportunities (pdf 498K).
Read the MMWR Advisory that presents a direct correlation between parents’
income and their children’s physical activity participation has been established
based upon the survey conducted by the CDC.
Parents Can Help Shape Up Their Child’s Physical Education
Now is the time for parents to become involved in their children’s health at
school. Parents and other influencers can learn how to become advocates of
physical education in their schools.
Ponte Las Pilas. (Get Active) Getting Active Tip Sheet
Provides suggestions to get children moving, including activities families can do together.
Also available in Spanish (pdf 84K).
Actively Creating Active Children
VERB spokesperson, Dr. Janet Collins, gives her “common sense” recommendations
about how children can become physically active.
Parents Can Lead the Way to Become More Active Families
VERB encourages families to work together to get physically active. Parents can
learn how to incorporate physical activity into the family’s daily routine.
Parents Can Make a Game Plan to Get Children Moving
This step-by-step guide gives parents suggestions for how to create a healthy
physical activity plan for their children.
Pointers for Parents – Take Time to Keep Your Children Active
Parents are always looking for new activities for their children. These tips
offer alternatives to movies and video games to keep their children active. Download this camera-ready file, which includes both an article and
Parents Can Play
Vital Role in Encouraging Children’s Active, Healthy Lifestyles (pdf 115K).
Find out ways parents can combat physical inactivity by encouraging children to
find their own VERB.
Going Behind the Screens
(pdf 149K). .
Find tips to help parents limit their children’s screen time and turn watchers
into doers. Also available in html.
Parents Get in the
Game (pdf 122K).
See how parents can play an active role in their children’s long-term health by
making physical activity fun.
Alternatives: Ways to Inspire, Lead and Get Active (pdf 100K).
Looking to lead and inspire youth? Get active by following these creative remote
- Health Alert: Lifestyle Can Prevent or Delay Diabetes in Children
Explains that certain Asian American groups have high rates of diabetes and suggests increasing physical activity.
Also available in Chinese
(pdf 1.2MB, and
Listening To The CDC: Who Are They, What Do They Do And What’s Verb. Ponte
Las Pilas Got To Do With It? (pdf 498K).
Gives an introduction to the CDC and presents statistics about obesity among
Hispanic/Latino youth. Content includes discussion of diabetes and balancing
sedentary behaviors, such as watching TV, with regular physical activity.
Also available in Spanish (pdf 498K).
Parents, Get Your Children Moving!
(pdf 47K). Content includes both a statement of the youth
obesity epidemic and suggests ways that parents can encourage their children to
be physically active.
Battling Childhood Obesity: The Difference Between Your Child’s Good
Health and Unhealthy Body Weight (pdf 47K). Educates the reader about the difference
between their children being healthy and the perception that having enough to
eat is healthy. The backgrounder includes statistics about obesity and ways to
incorporate physical activity into a child’s daily routine.
Also available in Spanish
Teamwork. Discipline. Confidence. Fun: How Organized Activities Benefit
Your Children (pdf 47K). Physical activity for children has positive
effects in addition to the health benefits. Children learn essential skills like
teamwork and discipline, and physical activity often enhances a child’s
self-esteem as they recognize their own accomplishments and talents.
Also available in
Spanish (pdf 47K).
Schools In Motion
Read about how teachers are creative with physical activities added to their
classroom lesson plans.
Physical Education Teachers are Inventing New Ways to Increase Physical
Activity Among Children (pdf 498K).
Learn about the newest activities coming from classrooms across the country!
Teachers are adding innovative physical activities to their lesson plans in an
effort to help children get active. In addition, VERB partners with
organizations to help teachers add more physical activities to their lesson
Keep Active Without Keeping Score
Break all the rules by getting active with whomever, whenever and wherever!
Pick A VERB, Any VERB (pdf 82K).
Find your personal style by exploring new activities and uncovering new talents. Choose from more than 1,000 different VERBs!
Tweens Drop the Remote to Get Active
Get active by turning unexciting activities into fun, physical activities with help from these “boredom buster” tips.
For the Media: Articles for Placement
The Benefits of Physical Activity
(pdf 600K, html).
Also available in:
Decreasing Screen Time
html). Also available in:
Obesity in Asian
American and Pacific Islander Youth (pdf 250K,
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Page last reviewed:
October 01, 2007
Page last modified: October 01, 2007
Content source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health