Why It’s Needed
If children can get started on
a healthy path, are provided the
proper resources and self-confidence
to understand how to maintain it,
we're on the right track toward
a legitimate solution.
It Takes Objective, Accurate Measurement and Accountability
36 states nationwide have mandated enhanced, measurable activity levels for students and schools in physical education, yet none have an effective tool to measure these mandates. School districts, regulatory agencies and grant funders nationwide demand an accountability system to measure PE program effectiveness.
One such example: Texas Senate Bill 891 requires 50% of PE class time to contain “moderate to vigorous physical activity.” (MVPA). Currently, competitor systems primarily provided hardware with an inadequate software reporting system that remains largely unused.
The Alarming Nationwide Healthcare Issues
For the first time in 120 years, life expectancy decreased due to long-term cardiovascular disease and diabetes beginning in youth.
Annual healthcare costs are estimated at $147 billion, growing at 9%/year.
Projections found 42.6%, or triple the current number of the nations adult population will be obese by 2040. Knowing that the adults of 2040 are the children of today, Texas State Senator Jane Nelson said ”This is the single most serious threat we face as a nation.”
A Viable Solution for 21st Century Learning
Many schools districts have purchased expensive resources and technology, yet those systems remain unused because they are cumbersome, complex and difficult to use.
Useless, shelved, time wasting technology simply aggravates the problem.