TITLE

Gutted programs and children's guts

AUTHOR(S)
Mueller, Laura
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p665
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on implementing physical education programs to solve childhood obesity problems in Canada. After removing physical education programs for a decade, educators are debating over whether to introduce noninstructional physical activity time or to restore physical education programs, as an adequate means of improving fitness of the children. Provinces appear to be divided in 2 camps, one that implements physical education requirements while the other mandates schools to provide kids with a specified amount of physical activity such as intramural sports.
ACCESSION #
31174185

 

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