Physical Education History Timeline

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First Modern Olympics Athens, Greece

April 6, 1896

National Nutrition Conference

1941

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation Created

1946

An organization to help people with mental disabilities.

"Muscular Fitness and Health" by Dr. Hans Kraus Published

December 1953

American Obesity is a serious threat

1980 - Present

Affects

First Olympics with African American participant

1900

Second Olympics Paris, France - with 22 women

1900

First Olympic Winter Games Chamonix, France

1924

Berlin, Germany Games, Jesse Owens beat Aryan team

1936

Basic Seven Food Guide

1943

Kraus shares is findings with the American Medical Association

1954

Hans Kraus gets his first main chance to share his discoveries with the world and media.

White House Luncheon to discuss the issues at hand

7/11/1955

The main tipping point in getting the government involved in physical education

President's Conference on the Fitness of American Youth

June 18, 1956 - June 19, 1956

The conference ending with 11 new guidelines for physical education.

Creation of the Citizens Advisory Committee on the Fitness of American Youth

July 16, 1956

This was one of the ways President Eisenhower attempted to help Americans become more fit. The goal was to make staying active enjoyable, popular, and habit.

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Laboratories for Research on Mental Retardation open

1959

Camp Shriver Opens

1962

A summer camp for special needs children to be active and play, started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver

“National Action to Combat Mental Retardation” published

10/16/1962

First Special Olympics are held

7/19/1968 - 7/20/1968

Organic Act of 1862 Amended

1977

"Dietary Guidelines for Americans" - New issues every five years

1980

Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990

1990

Play 60 Created

2007

Let's Move is created by Michelle Obama

2/9/2010

MyPyramid is changed to MyPlate

June 2011

Michelle Obama changes school lunches to be healthier

2012