At one suburban Chicago high school, certain students are now being channeled into what some call "fat gym" based on their fitness level.
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May 16, 2013
May 14, 2013
New research shows that children whose recess time is accompanied by coaches directing their play are a little more active than kids with comparatively unstructured recess.
April 19, 2013
A majority of parents and K-12 educators report the need for mandatory health and physical education in schools, according to a new survey by KidsHealth in the Classroom.
March 25, 2013
Georgia plans to add 30 minutes of physical activity to the school day in all elementary schools starting in the 2013-14 school year.
March 14, 2013
Letting students play outside for 20 minutes before school can help boost their academic performance, health, and confidence.
February 28, 2013
Michelle Obama is expanding her Let's Move! campaign to help schools provide the recommended amount of physical activity for students.
January 31, 2013
Mandatory physical education, classroom activity breaks, and active commuting to school were found to be the most effective ways schools can promote physical activity in students.
January 15, 2013
The author of a recent study on active e-games explains how they can help some students meet physical-activity benchmarks.
January 11, 2013
Among elementary school-aged youths, active video games can have similar benefits for children as traditional physical education.
January 07, 2013
Fewer than four in 10 elementary school-age children met recommended guidelines for both daily physical activity and screen-time viewing.