Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: 10 Years Later and Have We Seen any Change?

Cone, Stephen L.
October 2004
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2004, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p271
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of physical education programs in public health. Childhood and adolescent obesity has increased like a epidemic and has been a concern to health experts across the U.S. The 1996 Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health brought the issue into the public domain. One result of the report has been an increased enthusiasm for advocacy and the strengthening of a new approach to physical education. The role of physical education should be to promote each student's optimum physical, mental, emotional, and social development.


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