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Pediatric Group Says Recess Just As Important As Math, Reading
2012-12-31 08:30:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ask a school full of children what their favorite part of the school day is and many will say recess. And while some education experts might feel recess is taking away from other important academic activities, at least one group is supporting play time at school. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new policy statement saying recess should never be withheld for punitive or academic reasons. Recess helps keep...

2012-12-12 05:04:14

New Social Photo-Sharing App is Now Live in the App Store Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Just in time for the holiday season, Recess Creative, a Cleveland based digital advertising and marketing agency, has launched HolidayGram a new social photo sharing app for iPhone and iPod touch. “HolidayGram is the first app that´s focused on creating custom holiday cards that you can share via facebook, twitter, email or by paper postcard,” said Chris Jungjohann, Managing...

Physical Education Mandates Not Enough In Most States
2012-07-06 12:20:51

Children need quality physical education to combat obesity and lead healthy lives. Georgia elementary schools make the grade when it comes to providing that education, but middle and high schools in the state don't even come close, according to a University of Georgia study. A study by UGA kinesiology professor Bryan McCullick examined the mandates for school-based physical education in all 50 United States. The results found only six states mandate the appropriate guidelines-150 minutes...

2012-02-13 23:10:39

Evaluating the Let's Move! Initiative, Dr. Melinda Sothern, Professor of Public Health and Jim Finks Chair of Health Promotion at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, calls First Lady Michelle Obama brave for taking on the challenge of childhood obesity and suggests that she now consider working to move it up to the policy level. Dr. Sothern, a national authority on childhood obesity, The issue includes a foreword by the First Lady and a guest editorial coauthored by New Orleans Saints...

2012-01-05 06:15:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Skipping recess may be detrimental to your grades. Often times, when pressure arises to improve test scores many conclude that more time for instructional classroom subjects should be allocated and less time for physical activity, but that may not necessary be the best step to take. A systemic review of previous studies suggests that there may be a positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children. Amika Singh, Ph.D., of the...

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