Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Recess Before Lunch Benefits

Great  video on the Benefits Of Recess Before Lunch.

Thinking  of implementing Recess Before Lunch at  your school? Visit our Recess Before Lunch page on our website for informational videos,  brochure samples, podcast, etc.  Or download some of the posted articles on the topic of RBL.

Download: Barriers to Recess Placement Prior to Lunch in Elementary Schools
Child Nutrition Professionals, National Food Service Management Institute 2006
Benefits of Recess Before Lunch - Creating a Healthier Classroom
Download: Benefits of Recess Before Lunch - Creating a Healthier Classroom
Hamilton County Coordinated School Health Committee, Cincinnati, OH
Benefits of Recess Before Lunch Fact Sheet

Monday, July 28, 2014

10 Tips for Improving Playground Supervision

Playground Supervision

Serious accidents which occur in schools typically happen on the playground and often  playground supervision is a contributing factor.  In fact, approximately 200,000 accidents each year send children to the emergency room for treatment of an injury which occurred on the school playground. The following tips  are designed to increase the quality of the playground supervision in your school  insuring that children are safe on your playground.

1. Adequate  Playground Supervision

The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) recommends that the playground supervision ratio of adult supervisors to children should mirror  classroom ratios.

Related articles:

Playground Liability: Accident or Injury

Playground Supervisor Training and Certification

Playground Supervision:  A How to Guide for Playground Supervisors