fitness [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu
Douglas [dot] White [at] dpi [dot] wi [dot] gov (Doug White)
eileen [dot] hare [at] dpi [dot] wi [dot] gov (Eileen Hare, MS)
Aaron L. Carrel, MD
National and Wisconsin-specific research indicates higher rates of obesity and lower levels of physical activity (PA) among children and adolescents. Low PA levels are closely linked to obesity, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.
The WPCF goal is to increase the level of fitness among all students. The project’s guiding principle is that promoting childhood fitness has inherent health benefits for children, and is the most effective treatment and prevention strategy for childhood obesity.
Funding for this project was provided by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health from the Wisconsin Partnership program.