S.576 - FIT Kids Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA] (Introduced 03/15/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||03/15/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1678-1680) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.576 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/15/2011)
Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act or FIT Kids Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require annual state and local educational agency report cards to include specified information on school health and physical education programs.
Includes the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles by students within ESEA grant programs that support school counseling, smaller learning communities, community learning centers, and parental involvement in their childrens' education.
Revises the professional development program for teachers and principals to include training for physical and health education teachers, and training on improving students' health habits and participation in physical activities.
Directs the Secretary of Education to contract with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for a study that: (1) assesses the effect health and physical education have on students' ability to learn; and (2) makes recommendations for improving, and measuring improvements to, their health and physical education in schools.