North East ISD Fitnessgram
"Since 2006, North East ISD has focused on a 'Wellness in North East' initiative to promote healthy lifestyles for students, families and employees. At the same time, the Texas Legislature has also examined different methods to encourage student wellness. The District is expanding 'Wellness in North East' to incorporate a new state law [Senate Bill 530] designed to measure physical fitness of students in third through 12th grade." - Dr. Richard Middleton, January 2008 District Letter
"Obesity is an epidemic among Texas children. If we do not act now, a generation of young people will face diabetes and cardiovascular disease in their 20s and 30s, and that will be a public health disaster for Texas." - Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., MPH, Texas Commissioner of Health
Fitnessgram: What is it?
FITNESSGRAM is a comprehensive fitness assessment battery for youth. It includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests designed to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Criterion-referenced standards associated with good health have been established for child and youth for each of the health-related fitness components - The Cooper Institute FITNESSGRAM Manual.
Frequently asked questions
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