Daily Recess Implementation Demands Aimed at School Board

 Parents, advocates and students  in Buffalo, New York tell School Board to implement The District Wellness Policy which includes daily recess.

The evening speakers spoke to a number of health topics including: daily recess, pregnant teens, and Physical Education.  “We have a significant portion of our children who are overweight – for example, 45 percent of our seventh-graders – and our sexual health risk factors are the poorest in the entire state, and more than 200 of our students became pregnant last year,” Jessica Bauer Walker, executive director of the Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, told the board as she set the stage for a stream of speakers that followed.