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May 16, 2013

School Separates Students Based on Fitness Level for Phys. Ed. Classes

At one suburban Chicago high school, certain students are now being channeled into what some call "fat gym" based on their fitness level.

May 14, 2013

Supervised Recess Found to Slightly Increase Students' Physical Activity

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

Educators Want Mandatory Health, Physical Education in Schools, Survey Finds

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 to Add 30 Minutes of Physical Activity to Elementary Schools

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

Before-School Physical Activity Can Boost Achievement, Expert Says

Letting students play outside for 20 minutes before school can help boost their academic performance, health, and confidence.

February 28, 2013

First Lady Launches Effort to Get Kids Active at Least an Hour a Day

Michelle Obama is expanding her Let's Move! campaign to help schools provide the recommended amount of physical activity for students.

January 31, 2013

Study Suggests Best Ways for Schools to Promote Physical Activity

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

Value of E-Games Touted for Youths' Physical Activity

The author of a recent study on active e-games explains how they can help some students meet physical-activity benchmarks.

January 11, 2013

E-Games Could Be Effective at Combating Youth Obesity, Study Suggests

Among elementary school-aged youths, active video games can have similar benefits for children as traditional physical education.

January 07, 2013

Study: Few Children Meet Physical Activity and Screen-Time Guidelines

Fewer than four in 10 elementary school-age children met recommended guidelines for both daily physical activity and screen-time viewing.

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