Friday, September 28, 2007

Revamping Recess For Kids' Fitness

School recess isn't just playtime; it's a golden opportunity to boost children's fitness, according to a new report.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today released a report that puts school recess at the head of the class among opportunities to make students' school days more active.

But the report doesn't back a free-for-all melee on the playground. Instead, the Foundation says grown-ups need to get in the game, supervising fun recess activities that involve all kids.

Why school recess? Because it's usually offered every day, whereas physical education (PE) classes are only offered twice a week at some schools.