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Document Number: 10415

Active Living Research: Using Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Create Active Communities - Schools play a critical role in helping children lead active, healthy lives. Research shows that kids who move more arenít just healthier, they also tend to do better academically, behave better in class and miss fewer days of school. This report provides resources which present the best evidence available about a variety of school-based strategies for promoting physical activity. The authors highlight health and policy implications to make changes that will help children be active before, during and after school. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 2012)...

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