School day recess and PE times diminish

School day recess and PE times diminish

Schools pushing for more class time with students to meet rigorous assessment standards have cut back on recess and physical education. But health advocates and parents argue decreasing such activity hurts kids' learning and doesn't help solve Georgia's childhood obesity problem.

The trend toward less physical activity is under scrutiny as students head back to school and parents find their children often have a tough time adjusting to sitting at desks much of the day after unstructured summer days of play.

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