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Wednesday
Oct092013

Commentary: “Physical Activity in Schools is Essential to Reversing Childhood Obesity”

Perhaps Wisconsin school officials should read this blog post on why physical activity in schools is so important. It was written by Huffington Post contributor, Nate Whitman, director of Active Schools Acceleration Project, an initiative of ChildObesity180, based at Tufts University.

Whitman outlines why schools are ideal places to teach children about the importance of physical activity and why they should play a bigger role in getting kids more active. He cites the plethora of benefits: “Prioritizing physical activity in schools has the potential to enhance not only health-related outcomes, but also all the positive outcomes we seek for our students: academic performance, behavior and discipline, and social cohesion.”

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