Presidential Active Lifestyle Award
Welcome! A little over a year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled her "Let's Move" initiative to combat childhood obesity. The Bureau of Indian Education's Director Keith Moore invited all Bureau funded schools to join in the fight against childhood obesity by participating in the President's Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge. PALA is a six-week long physical fitness challenge managed by the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
Mr. Levi Horn, a professional football player with the Chicago Bears and member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe as well as a representative of Nike's programs for American Indian and Aboriginal communities, called Nike N7, is serving as the face of this program.
The goals of the challenge are:
- Every person commits to participate in some form of physical activity five days a week, for six out of eight weeks.
- Youth, age 18 and under, have to complete 60 minutes of activity and adults have to complete 30 minutes of activity.
- At the end of the eight weeks, anyone who successfully accomplishes the challenge will receive a special presidential award.
BIE's goal is to have 25,000 people across Indian County involved and to support the President's one million participants PALA challenge by August 2012.
This week, the BIE has over 13,000 participants in the challenge. Sign up and be active!
- BIE PALA Training for BIE PALA Coordinators (2/3/2011)
- BIE PALA School Registration Form
- BIE PALA Tracking Log