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Pennsylvania Secretaries of Health, Education Announce New Grant Initiatives to Curb Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity in Schools
Date:5/26/2009

inutes of physical activity into after-school and summer programs. Last year, Pennsylvania schools received $44 million in these non-school hour enrichment grants.

"Children today spend twice as much time in front of video games and TV screens as they do exercising," said Secretary of Education Gerald Zahorchak. "We know there is a direct link between physical fitness and school performance. These initiatives will bring a renewed focus to the important role that schools and communities play in ensuring the health of students."

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends children ages 6-17 should engage in one hour of physical activity each day. Most of that time should be spent doing either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. It should include muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activity at least three days per week. Only about 38 percent of the state's middle school students get the recommended amount of activity, according to a recent survey.

For more information on the Active Schools Grant Program, visit the Department of Health Web site at www.health.state.pa.us.

    CONTACT:
    Stacy Kriedeman, Health
    (717) 787-1783

    Michael Race, Education
    (717) 783-9802


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