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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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Students at Clara Barton School in Bordentown City, New Jersey, got their hearts pumping during the annual Jump Rope for Heart. "Students learn the value of doing things that benefit people who are less fortunate than them and specifically showing their support for kids...

source: Register-News

Grayslake Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade students are getting the opportunity to brave the elements and spend time exploring winter trails just steps outside the building. Snowshoe steps that is. Students are embracing the challenge of this winter's nearly 20 inches...

source: Lake County News-Sun via Chicago Tribune

Mike Metzler, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of SHAPE America for his impressive contributions to the physical education profession as...

source: SHAPE America

Jennifer Reeves, an associate research scientist and the director of training and outreach for the University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences SNAP-Ed program, the Healthy Living Training Center and the Mobile YMCA/University...

source: SHAPE America

Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says. New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasize the importance of introducing...

source: HealthDay News

The Partnership for a Healthier America, which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair first lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families, announced that Charlene Burgeson has joined PHA as executive director of Let's Move!...

source: Let's Move! Active Schools

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