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August 15, 2013

Coordinated School Health Model Can Increase Students' Physical Activity

Researchers found that a CDC health program implemented at Indiana schools resulted in increased physical-activity opportunities for students.

August 14, 2013

Michelle Obama Releasing Hip-Hop Album to Get Students Moving

While the first lady won't be lending vocals to the album, other major names in hip-hop are, including Doug E. Fresh, Jordin Sparks, and Ashanti.

August 08, 2013

Obesity-Prevention Efforts Need More Evaluation, Report Says

More research and evaluation are needed to determine the effectiveness of U.S. obesity-prevention efforts, the institute says.

July 02, 2013

Court Rules Yoga Program 'Not Religious'

A judge ruled that a California school district's yoga program was not religious in nature and does not violate state law.

June 21, 2013

NFL, National PTA Launch New Youth-Wellness Partnership

The "Back to Sports" initiative will rely upon PTA leaders throughout the country to educate local parents and community members about youth health and fitness.

May 23, 2013

Institute of Medicine Suggests 60 Minutes of Daily Activity in Schools

The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.

May 22, 2013

Study Suggests Causal Relationship Between Phys. Ed., Child's Weight

Increasing the amount of physical-education time for 5th graders appears to reduce the likelihood of childhood obesity.

May 02, 2013

National Bike to School Day Aims to Promote Health, Safer Routes

More than 1,200 U.S. schools will be participating in the second annual National Bike to School Day.

April 25, 2013

World Fit Gets Students Walking to Reverse Effects of Obesity

Thousands of students across the U.S. are participating in the six-week World Fit Walk program in an effort to reverse the effects of childhood obesity.

April 24, 2013

Long-Term View of Youth-Obesity-Prevention Policies Urged

Billions of dollars could be saved if certain types of obesity-prevention policies involving children were instituted, the report suggests.

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