Improving kids’ bodies – and minds – by requiring recess

Originally published March 24, 2019 in the Rome News-Tribune.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News

Kids love school recess: Kicking a soccer ball, clambering up a jungle gym, chasing each other on a playground.

And such unstructured play is not just fun, researchers say. Recess can help improve academic performance and reduce fidgety behavior and negative conduct in the classroom, health experts say. Read More