Originally published April 16, 2018 in the Public News Service.
By Roz Brown, Public News Service, Iowa
The American Heart Association recommends 60 minutes of daily physical activity for school-aged children. But most Iowa kids aren’t meeting that goal.
That one hour of activity is known to help keep weight off and improve kids’ mental and emotional health – which in turn can improve academic performance. But Iowa schools don’t require recess periods, where kids might get that exercise. Read More