News & Reports 3/15/10

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This week, we present research and programmatic approaches to understanding and improving children’s social interactions through physical activity:

Forget Goofing Around: Recess Has a New Boss (Source:  New York Times) Urban schools are instituting organized, mandatory physical activity during recess. 

Research shows link between physical activity and social skills in children (Source:  University of Michigan Health System) Research presented to the American College of Cardiology suggests a link between social skills and physical activity in children.

How can programs maximize both physical activity benefit and social development?  Share your thoughts!

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