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U.S. Kids Get A Barely Passing Grade In Overall Physical Fitness

May 19, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A group that promotes the benefits of exercise in the U.S. has issued a report card on the physical activity and sedentary behaviors of American children and youth, awarding a D- in overall physical activity and an F in active transportation. The National Physical Activity Action Plan presented the results of their assessment of activity (derived from national surveys), as well as facilitators and barriers, at a Congressional Fitness Caucus briefing in Washington, D.C., in April. Other grades awarded: sedentary behaviors (D), organized sport participation (C), active play (incomplete), and school (C-).
Peter Katzmarzyk et al., "U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth", Report, National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, May 19, 2014, © National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
Kid's Health
Heart & Cardiovascular
North America
United States of America
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