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New RI KIDS COUNT Policy Brief: Physical Activity in Schools

Our partners at RI KIDS COUNT recently released a new policy brief that highlights the importance of physical activity & effective physical education in schools.  The brief is a powerful tool that can be used by advocates to inspire policy change.

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Regular physical activity has been shown to have numerous physical benefits and positive effects on the brain. Physical activity also can help improve academic achievement and academic behavior. However, too few children and youth are physically active for the recommended 60 minutes per day. A Snapshot of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Rhode Island reports on Rhode Island school personnel experience with the various components of comprehensive school physical activity programs, and provides recommendations for increasing physical activity in Rhode Island schools. 

For more, please see the media releaseevent presentation, the State Innovation Model BMI data collection presentationProvidence Business News coverage, and release event pictures. Please order free hard copies with this form.

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