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Recess redress: The importance of play in education

Ask any child what his or her favorite subject is in school, and most will say recess. Yet a recent Gallup poll conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that up to 40 percent of U.S. school districts have reduced or eliminated recess to focus more on academics....

source: By Suzanne Mason
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, following his outstanding keynote at the Project Play Summit, delivered opening remarks at the release of the report Physical Literacy: A Model, Strategic Plan, and Call to Action. The report builds upon the...

source: The Aspen Institute

SHAPE America President Steve Jefferies writes about his recent talk on "50 Million Strong by 2029": "At the end of the session, audience members began personalizing the challenge. They described their unique piece in the puzzle. As K-12 health and physical educators they...

source: SHAPE America

Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 percent lower in...

source: HealthDay News

Imagine if you were a child and your great dream was to be a professional dancer and were given the opportunity to perform side-by-side with a Broadway performer? Lainie Munro, a professional performer created the Broadway Big Brother/Big Sister Program from scratch —...

source: The Huffington Post

Live54218 is launching a new program aimed at bettering the health of Green Bay, Wisconsin children. The Parks Prescription Program aims to promote healthier lifestyles through physical activity, raise awareness of the dangers of childhood...

source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

School districts were back before lawmakers recently to ask for more flexibility in the first lady's prized healthy school lunch regulations, which they say have made school lunches unappealing. Though the regulations are well-intended, Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., chair of...

source: The Hill

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