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Wednesday
Nov142012

“Loopholes” Depriving Children of Exercise

Public school children are not getting the amount of exercise they need because of “loopholes,” says a new report by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The report, Shape of the Nation, found that, though 75 percent of states mandate physical education (P.E.) most of these P.E. mandates do not establish minimum time requirements. Worse, nearly half allow exemptions, waivers and/or substitutions. “These ‘loopholes’ reduce the effectiveness of policy efforts to ensure the quality of physical education currently taught in the nation’s schools,” said NAPSE and the AHA in a joint press release.

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