Tagged with physical education

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, according to a study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics (formerly the Archive of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine). The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the first-ever such guidelines from the federal government, recommended that children … Continue reading

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $27 Million to School Districts, Community Organizations for Physical Education and Nutrition Education

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded 56 grants totaling $27 million to school districts and community organizations who plan to implement comprehensive physical fitness and nutrition programs for their students through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). Since the program began in 2001, the department has awarded more than $620 million in … Continue reading

Parents Don’t Think Students Get Enough Exercise in School

A poll released this week found that one-third of parents believe their children don’t get enough physical activity in school. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked parents of children ages 6 to 11 about their views on physical activity in schools. The survey found parents in near-unanimous … Continue reading