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NASPE Physical Activity Guidelines
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has issued physical activity guidelines for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. http://journal.naeyc.org/btj/200605/NASPEGuidelinesBTJ.pdf

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans. www.health.gov/PAGuidelines

The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organizations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active. http://www.physicalactivityplan.org/

Physical Activity Resources for Health Professionals
Links to key reports and recommendations that serve as the foundation for addressing physical activity. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/npao/pdf/selecttools_resourceslist.pdf and https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/resources/index.htm

The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 provides information on physical activity behavior and policy and environmental supports within each state. Physical activity, essential to overall health, can help control weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve mental health. http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/PA_State_Indicator_Report_2010.pdf

North Dakota Action Guide: State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010
http://www.nspapph.org/images/resources2/state_indicator_reports_2010/PA State Action Guide North Dakota 4 28 2010.pdf

Data and Statistics
https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/data/index.html

Physical Activity in Child Care 30 second Public Service Announcement