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Student Fitness

Parents Outraged Over School Program That Tracks Kids' Weight

Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

A plan to track middle school students' weight has some Naperville, Ill., parents up in arms. Part of the physical education program in Naperville ...

City Schools See Significant Decrease In Childhood Obesity

Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Instances of childhood obesity has significantly decreased among New York City public schools over the last five years, though one in five elementary ...

Low-Income Schools Less Likely To Have Daily Recess

| Sandy Slater | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Sandy Slater, Research Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Adminis...

State Lawmaker Proposes Axing Gym Class Requirement

Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill to eliminate a requirement that the state's 6th through 8th graders must take one semester of physical educat...