While childhood obesity rates increase, opportunities for students to be active have decreased. Kids are less active than ever. This not only affects their health, but also their performance in class. Physical activity programs are linked to stronger academic achievement, increased concentration and improved math, reading and writing test scores.
Peaceful Playgrounds partnered with the Alliance for Healthier Generation to offer Alliance Schools free online training. Peaceful Playgrounds is a research based physical activity program aimed at getting kids physically active at recess while creating a "peaceful" environment for play.
Peaceful Playgrounds is in approximately 8000 schools across the nation.