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Gao, Zan; Oh, Hyunju; Sheng, Huiping – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
One of the most critical public concerns in the United States is the rapid increase in childhood obesity, partly due to the social and environmental changes (e.g., excessive TV and computer use, pressures of standardized testing, etc.) in the past few decades, which has resulted in less physical activity in school children's daily routines.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Body Composition, Physical Activities
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Bryan, Charity Leigh; Solmon, Melinda A.; Zanovec, Michael T.; Tuuri, Georgianna – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
There is growing concern regarding childhood obesity and its impact on children's health, and many states and school districts have mandated that health assessments be conducted as part of physical education. Tools such as the FITNESSGRAM[R] can help teachers inform students and parents if students are above a healthy weight range. The FITNESSGRAM…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Body Composition, Racial Differences