A New Season of Collaboration and Possibility in School Health

April 21, 2015 5:10 PM

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As much of the country recovers from a brutal winter, the buds of spring are finally beginning to sprout. A few days ago, I passed an elementary school as a group of students burst onto the courtyard for one of the first outdoor recesses of the year, as if emerging from a long hibernation.

I couldn't help but think that too many of our young people aren't getting the physical activity or nutrition they need to flourish. In fact, only 20 percent of school districts require daily recess today, making scenes like the one I witnessed seem like a privilege, rather than a right for all chil...

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