News and Reports 6/1/10


This week, we highlight new state-level physical activity data from the CDC, a successful walking school bus program in Missouri, and Instant Recess in the office environment:

State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010  (Source:  CDC)  Information on physical activity behavior, policy and environmental supports within each state. 


Missouri takes on childhood obesity one step at a time  (Source:  Columbia Missourian) 

Columbia, Missouri school district implements a walking school bus program as part of a school-based childhood obesity movement.

Instant Recess promotes health for adults by making exercise a group activity  (Source:  Washington Post)  “Instant Recess” engineers physical activity into the otherwise sedentary workday.


How does your state rank, and how could that ranking be improved over the next year?  Share your thoughts!