Are you wondering how your PEP grant proposal or school wellness program can meet MVPA (moderate-to-vigorous physical activity) guidelines? NEW-LIFESTYLES has the perfect MVPA™ Standards Assessment tool—the NL-1000 accelerometer with MVPA™ timer to help you with assessment and accountability.
Sound too good to be true? Think again! Two years in development, that tool is here and NEW-LIFESTYLES developed it. The NL-1000 accelerometer with its easy to use MVPA™ timer is available and it's affordable. And unlike pedometers with so-called MVPA time, there's no complicated, time-consuming set-up required and the MVPA timer actually works!
NEW-LIFESTYLES designed the NL-1000 specifically for you to assess and record your students’ MVPA. There’ll be no more question of accountability. And, best yet, NEW-LIFESTYLES NL-1000 is cost-effective. What’s more, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to use this accelerometer; anyone can master the NL-1000 in minutes!
Meeting & Exceeding Federally Mandated School Wellness Policy Requirements
As those in education know, the U.S. federal government mandated that each school participating in the National School Lunch or Child Nutrition Act programs establish a school wellness policy by the start of the 2006-2007 school year. Federal guidelines for such wellness policies included setting “goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.” Furthermore, the wellness policy must “establish a plan for measuring implementation of the local wellness policy.” (S.2507 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, SEC.204.Local Wellness Policy.)
Take for example:
They think MVPA is important, and the CDC and Institute of Medicine have always said it was important! And now that a cost-effective tool is available to monitor MVPA, there’s no excuse not to use NEW-LIFESTYLES NL-1000 accelerometer to positively impact childhood obesity, while using available technology to make life easier for educators.
Are you meeting the new MVPA (Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity) standards?
Recent developments, like the federally mandated school wellness policies and the PEP Grant application, have thrown MVPA into the spotlight. Where are these recommendations for minutes of MVPA per week coming from?--CDC, ACSM, HHS