Friday, March 31, 2017

Building a Culture of Health Through School Recess


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published on Feb. 17, 2017 an Issue Brief on "Building a Culture of Health Through Safe and Healthy Elementary School Recess."  A safe and healthy recess promotes a Culture of Health in schools by providing students time to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and academically according to the Issue Brief.

This brief was based on Playwork's TeamUp program which offers schools a site-coordinator who supports recess at a school site.

Key Findings
1. An engaged principal is the key.
2. School district leadership can create a supportive culture by elevating the status of recess.
3. Dedicated, supported recess staff are critical .

For more information on the topic of recess you can download the brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Website.