The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH


The following video features The Cooper Institute's new Our Kids' Health Initiative that is currently underway. Students across the state of Texas will benefit from the new Senate Bill 530 which is discussed. This bill requires more moderate to vigorous physical activity during school as well as the FITNESSGRAM® assessment for all students in grades 3-12.

To learn more about how you can help the children across Texas, please visit the Our Kids' Health Web Site for more information.

The Cooper Institute would like to thank Troy Aikman, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, for contributing his time and talents to the creation of this video.


Cooper Battles Childhood Obesity
DALLAS - Last spring, Texas school children began a new rite of passage: the Fitnessgram test. It's designed here in North Texas at the Cooper Institute. Now, armed with information on the fitness of more than 2.5 million Texas kids, the Institute plans to renew the battle against childhood obesity. FOX 4's Matt Grubs has a closer look.

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