Pump Up P.E. Progress Report

Pump Up P.E.: Promote Health, Learning & Lifelong Fitness is the Illinois Public Health Institute’s (IPHI) professional development program for Illinois P.E. teachers. The program offers trainings and technical assistance on implementing high-quality enhanced physical education (EPE) programs that prepare students for a lifetime of health and fitness. Specifically, after attending a Pump Up P.E. […]

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IAPO Supports Implementation of the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

Update: On Friday, June 30, 2017, a Circuit Court judge granted a temporary restraining order against the collection of Cook County’s penny per ounce beverage tax. While we are disappointed about this temporary setback, we are confident that the sweetened beverage tax will soon be implemented and our communities will experience the health benefits that come […]

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IAPO Wraps Up Healthy Vending Pilot Initiative

To help people make healthier choices, IPHI and IAPO have been promoting healthy vending in state facilities. Our main goals have been to increase awareness of the benefits of healthy vending, research the government procurement processes in Illinois, and build relationships with partners and stakeholders. The project was funded by Voices for Healthy Kids. One […]

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June 22nd Day of Action In Support of Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

On Thursday, June 22nd, IAPO hosted a day of action to thank Cook County Commissioners for voting for the sweetened beverage tax to fund health and public safety. The Cook County sweetened beverage tax is set to begin on July 1st, and opponents are spending tons of money to create a backlash against it. The […]

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New resource: Quarterly Pump Up P.E. E-newsletter

Sign up to receive the Pump Up P.E. e-newsletter, a new resource developed by IPHI to help schools and districts implement high-quality enhanced physical education programs! Issued quarterly, this e-newsletter will provide updates related to high-quality enhanced physical education in Illinois and professional development opportunities for P.E. teachers. Check out the first issue here, which […]

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