On Tuesday, December 6, NCCOR hosted a Connect & Explore webinar titled, “Optimizing Recess for Healthy Child Development.” This webinar covered diverse aspects of the benefits of school recess for child development and energy balance, approaches to improving recess, and the current state of recess and related surveillance and policy in the United States. In addition, participants asked questions and discussed the future of recess practice and research.
This webinar was inspired by the October 2022 recess-themed issue of the Journal of School Health, which included articles authored by the speakers:
- William Massey, PhD, Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
- Kimberly Clevenger, PhD, MPH, Utah State University, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science