Infographic shows physical activity requirements in US schools. While recess can improve health and learning, some students may miss out

While kids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, only nine states require schools to provide recess to their students. Our friends at the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) have a great infographic on physical activity requirements by state and the role recess plays in learning.

Children who are physically activity are healthier, build stronger bones and are more mentally focused. When students enjoy recess and other physical activity breaks, they return to their classroom learning with greater concentration and better behavior. The extra bonus, great school recess creates a positive school climate and happy children who want to attend school.

Does your school provide recess to students? We're working with schools in over 25 communities to bring play, physical activity and pro-social skill to kids. Learn how to bring a great recess to your city.

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