Gymnastic equipment such as horses, parallel bars, balance beams, rings, and the horizontal bar were developed.
Hiking, playing, and gymnastics incorporated into school lessons.
Gyms opened for use by men only.
The YMCA spreads to the US from Europe.
YMCA gyms for African American's opened.
The first gym designed for women opens.
YMCA instructor William Morgan invents volleyball by combining elements of tennis, basketball, and handball.
James Naismith invents basketball at the International YMCA Training School.
White Castle opens in Wichita Kansas.
Childhood obesity rate is 5% according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
16.3% of Americans are overweight, according to the Center of Disease Control.
Charles Beck becomes the first American PE teacher.
Boston was the first city to officially require students to participate in a daily physical education class.
The CDC estimates 112,000 deaths in the year 2000 were related to obesity.
The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health was created to help develop healthy physical activity and diet habits.
Food groups established and guided with household measurements.
The Basic Four includes the main four food groups of milk, fruits and veggies, meat, and bread.
Hassle-Free Daily Food Guide expands to included limited quantities of sweets and fats.
The Food Guide Pyramid represents food groups and servings in a pyramid style.
Food portions are represented on a plate to replace the USDA Food Pyramid.