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June 05, 2012

Report Offers Recommendations for Combating Spread of U.S. Obesity

Schools should actively work to improve nutrition and physical activity opportunities for students, requiring 60 minutes of physical activity per day for each student, the report says.

May 08, 2012

Schools Considered Critical in Combating U.S. Obesity Epidemic

Schools should become a major focal point for preventing the spread of obesity in the United States, suggests a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

May 07, 2012

Mandatory Physical Education Linked to Student Fitness

Students are more likely to be physically fit when the school requires mandatory physical education, reports a new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

May 01, 2012

National Physical Education and Sport Week Off and Running

Students across the U.S. will be getting away from their desks for a few minutes this week in honor of National Physical Education and Sport Week, an initiative of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

May 01, 2012

President's Fitness Council Launches Video-Game Health Challenge

A new federal initiative aims to promote the health benefits that certain video games can provide.

April 13, 2012

Dance Instruction on Life Support in U.S. Elementary Schools?

Only 3 percent of public elementary schools offered formalized dance instruction during the 2009-10 school year, compared to 20 percent a decade earlier, according to a federal report on arts instruction.

April 12, 2012

Phys. Ed. Guidelines Coming Soon to Virginia Schools?

A mandate on physical education hasn't gained any more traction in Virginia, but a bill working its way through the state legislature has lifted the spirits of some phys. ed. advocates.

April 04, 2012

Michelle Obama on Schools' Role in Preventing Childhood Obesity

Since launching the "Let's Move!" campaign two years ago, "we have seen a new conversation about the health and well-being of our kids," the first lady wrote.

March 29, 2012

Phys. Ed. Advocates Take to Capitol Hill for NASPE Speak Out! Day

Phys. ed. advocates descended upon Capitol Hill today to push for more federal support, fresh off the release of the Government Accountability Office's report on K-12 sports and phys. ed. opportunities

March 28, 2012

Datedness of Data Casts Doubts on GAO Sports Report, Expert Says

In this week's issue of Education Week, we dive into some skepticism about the GAO sports report, which largely drew upon data from the early-to-mid-2000s.

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