News & Reports 6/28/10

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This week, we highlight research and policy approaches to increasing physical activity in schools:




Strickland signs child obesity bill (Source:  Ohio enacts new law regarding nutrition and physical activity at school, in an effort to combat childhood obesity.


Reinventing phys ed for middle schoolers (Source:  The Orange County Register)  Promising results from a nutrition and physical activity intervention study among 42 middle schools.



How can the barriers to physical activity be effectively surmounted in the school setting?