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Getting long can kids wait?

Posted on Sep 17, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera

With the continued concern over the health of our children  Many school districts are beginning to take action. But my concern is that action is often tied up in "assessment", "policy writing" and "lack of funding".

So what can we as parents do. Well, I think the first step is to find out what kind of physical activity program your child's school offers. We know they need an hour a day. So how much are they getting of structured activity everyday? every week? We may not be able to wait for the schools to implement their policies and meetings to figure out when they will implement their new policies. This could be too long and meanwhile, our children are growing up.

You may have to find after school activities to get that daily hour in. Of course there is sports, but sports is not the answer for all kids. It is not always about competition, how about just plain old fun. YMCAs are starting to offer after school exercise programs, families can be active together as well.

Check our our new Tips for Getting Active for some good suggestions, ideas and guidelines.

If you have a good way of keeping your family active, please share that with us!!





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