News & Reports 6/8/10

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This week, we focus on the role of schools in facilitating physically active lifestyles:

2010 Shape of the Nation Report:  Status of Physical Education in the US  (Source:  NASPE)  The National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association have collaborated to present current state-specific data on physical education in schools. 

Changes in liability laws could open up schools for community recreation  (Source:  University of Florida News)  A Florida professor, and author of a forthcoming study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, explains that minor legislative changes surrounding school building use can positively impact families’ recreation options. 

In your opinion, how can the potential for schools’ positive influence be realized without creating significant burden?

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