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October 14, 2011

Tailoring School Phys. Ed. for Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Education Department recently released guidance for meeting the challenge of providing physical education for students with disabilities.

October 13, 2011

Few Schools Have Comprehensive Physical Activity Programs, Survey Finds

Less than 20 percent of K-12 schools provide their students with before-, during-, and after-school opportunities to engage in physical activity, according to an American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance survey.

October 05, 2011

NYC Comptroller: City's 'D.O.E. Is Failing Gym'

Auditors visited 31 New York City elementary schools during the 2010-11 school year and found not a single one in full compliance with the state's physical education standards.

October 05, 2011

Schools Celebrating International Walk to School Day Today

Over 3,700 schools in all 50 states were taking part in the initiative, connected with the federal Safe Routes to School program.

October 03, 2011

Montana Foundation Looks to Fight Youth Obesity Statewide

A Blue Cross Blue Shield-controlled foundation announced last week that it would be funding proposals to battle the childhood obesity epidemic at the statewide level.

September 30, 2011

Education Dept. Awards $35M for Physical Education Programs

The grants will be awarded through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program, which is dedicated to the initiation, expansion, or enhancement of K-12 phys. ed. programs.

July 18, 2011

Youth-Obesity Stories Paint Ugly Picture for U.S.

One study notes the explosion in youth obesity over the past 20 years; another finds no benefit to warning parents of overweight children; and a commentary calls for state intervention with the parents of severely obese children.

July 15, 2011

Phys. Ed. Teachers May Be Judged by Students' Fitness

Physical education teachers in the Virginia Beach school district could eventually be facing an accountability crackdown, thanks to school board chairman Dan Edwards.

July 14, 2011

Britain Says Preschoolers and Babies Need Daily Exercise

The U.K. Department of Health issued new health guidelines earlier this week that called for regular daily exercise for all U.K. citizens—including those under age 5.

July 11, 2011

Report: One-Third of U.S. Children Are Overweight or Obese

Over one-third of U.S. children between ages 10-17 are considered obese (16.4 percent) or overweight (18.2 percent), according to a new report.

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