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Fiester, Leila – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
An estimated 12.5 million American children and teens are obese. Over time, the diseases and disabilities associated with obesity may undermine this population's health and result in substantial social and economic costs. Policies that address children's nutrition and physical activity are an important tool in reversing the obesity epidemic. More…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
This document provides resources for increasing physical activity and physical education in schools. It also offers case studies that examine two successful initiatives, one led by an elementary school principal in Washington, D.C., and the other by school leaders in Naperville, Illinois.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Principals