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What is NYC FITNESSGRAM?This annual fitness assessment for students in grade K—12 supports students as they develop personal goals for lifelong health. This snapshot does not compare one student to another. Results are based on whether an individual student is in the Healthy Fitness Zone® for their age and sex.
More than 850,000 students each year take home a NYC FITNESSGRAM report to share with family and health care providers. Reports spark conversations about eating habits and levels of physical activity needed for good health. In the 2013 reports, coming in May, students and their families will see a new design and ideas for simple steps to get healthy and stay that way.
Originally developed by the Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research, FITNESSGRAM supports students in learning about and measuring components of health-related fitness: aerobic capacity, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. In 2005, the New York City Department of Education licensed the formulas and messages that were used to develop FITNESSGRAM from the Cooper Institute and Human Kinetics, publishers of the Physical Best curriculum that the Department of Education recommends for Physical Education classes.
Additional information about the original FITNESSGRAM can be found on the Cooper Institute website.
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