Black students drink more soda when available at school

May 21, 2013

By Valerie Debenedette The availability of sugar-sweetened or diet soda in schools does not appear to be related to students’ overall consumption, except for African-American students, who drink more soda […]

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After years of recess erosion, schools try to get kids moving again

March 28, 2013

By Liz Goodwin At 9:30 a.m. sharp on a Tuesday morning, all 1,200 elementary school students at PS 166 in Queens, N.Y. stood up and began doing jumping jacks in […]

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Michelle Obama announces program to help kids get recommended daily hour of physical activity

March 1, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013, Newser By Darlene Superville, Associated Press Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks? Some schools are using both methods […]

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Study calls for daily P.E. classes

January 30, 2013

By Ann Schimke A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that instituting daily physical education classes for children would boost moderate to vigorous physical activity by 23 minutes a day, […]

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Schools should increase exercise and track weight data, study recommends

April 9, 2009

By Annie Gowen Local schools need to do more to get students moving and track their weight data, according to a recent regional survey on childhood obesity. Researchers for the Metropolitan […]

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