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2011-07-20 09:09:00

CANYON LAKE, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Impressive results of a Florida elementary school's three-year effort to combat childhood obesity through increased physical activity were recently published by the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The results* show a startling 96% of the school's first-graders in 2011 to be active at recess - up from 52% in 2008. As the tool of intervention, the study team chose Peaceful Playgrounds, a program...

2011-04-18 13:57:00

Overweight and obese parents more likely than other parents to view school-time activity as inadequate ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity affects 1 of every 6 kids in the United States, in part due to a lack of physical activity. Schools can play a key part in offering elementary-age kids lots of chances to be active--on the playground during recess and when they're in gym. But recent increasing expectations about academic achievement, coupled...

2010-12-23 06:30:00

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great River Foundation, which is affiliated with Great River Health Systems, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Wellmark Foundation to help fight childhood obesity. The funding will be used to begin a new school-based exercise program at two Burlington elementary schools. In 2009, the Burlington Community School District calculated the body mass index of incoming kindergarteners and second graders at four of its five...

2010-09-13 10:00:00

Paul Pierce, Donovan McNabb, and others join Alliance at Recess ROCKS! Events in Boston, New York, D.C., Cleveland, Little Rock and Hartford NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation to reduce childhood obesity, celebrates National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month with Recess ROCKS! events in six U.S. cites. The Alliance is collaborating with local...

2010-01-14 19:34:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been business as usual for Karina Bradley. The Pop Star just recently finished filming a music video for her song, "Dance Floor Diva" at Dusk in Atlantic City. It was directed by Caesar Augustus of Augustus Films, who has directed music videos for the likes of Barrington Levy and Asher Roth; and was produced by MTV's Joe Frantz, who has worked with Bam Magera on the set of "Viva La Bam." On top of that she has also recently worked on a track...

2009-10-28 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The vast majority of parents want schools to limit students' access to high-calorie chips, sodas and candy and to offer them opportunities for physical activity throughout the day, a new survey by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation shows. The national survey, released today, signals the breadth of parents' support for changes to make schools healthier places--and their willingness to help make those changes happen. In fact, nearly eight in 10 parents...

2009-09-24 19:35:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from around the world gathering for the Clinton Global Initiative are turning to an unlikely resource to improve learning among low-income students: school recess. The organization is using its annual meeting to highlight an innovative program by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Playworks that uses recess to transform school climate so teachers can teach and students can learn. By the end of 2012, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and...

2009-02-23 15:48:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cartoon Network is taking NATIONAL RECESS WEEK, now in its third year, to record heights in 2009. The March 2-6 celebration will feature sports and fitness celebrities, nearly 7,000 public and private elementary schools, $100,000 in school health and wellness grants and more than 100,000 iconic red rubber balls. Crowning the weeklong campaign will be a nationwide effort by participating kids to set a brand new Guinness World Record in four-square. The...

2009-01-28 20:27:04

School children in third grade who receive more recess behave better and are likely to learn more, U.S. researchers found. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York evaluated data on approximately 11,000 third-graders enrolled in the national Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. The children, ages 8 to 9, were divided into two categories -- those with no or minimal recess, less than 15 minutes a day, and those with more than 15 minutes a day. There...

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2009-01-26 09:03:02

Researchers announced Monday that limiting free time at school could cause disorderly classrooms and deprive children of exercise and an imperative possibility to socialize. 10,000 children aged 8 and 9 had better classroom behavior if they had a 15-minute break contrasting to those who did not have one, Dr. Romina Barros and colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York stated. "The available research suggests that recess may play an important role in the learning, social...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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