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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has earmarked $111 million to help expand and improve playgrounds at 290 schools most in need of open space. It is part of the $1.2 billion PlaNYC, a project t ...

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced a $20 million expansion of the Healthy Schools Program. The expansion grant, funded by RWJF, will foc ...

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Children are getting a workout at a video arcade in Spring Valley, New York, where body-activated controls like boxing gloves blend the physical and virtual. The 1,200-square-foot arcade, Exergame ...

New and increased physical education requirements in Oregon will require at least half of P.E. time be exercise. Oregon’s governor designated $860,000 to train and hire staff needed to implement ...

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Gyms designed for teenagers, with amenities like juice bars and Internet access, are taking their place alongside the usual teen hangouts. These new spaces offer teens a place to hang out with frie ...

A new website, Walkscore.com, calculates neighborhood walkability using Google maps and listings. Aware of the link between health and the built environment, the site's creators set out to buil ...

The National Governors Association awarded $100,000 to each of 10 states to combat childhood obesity through social change and development of public policies and private efforts. Funding for the gr ...

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Cycle tracks—bike lanes that are separated from vehicular traffic—help encourage safe biking, reduce carbon emissions and ease traffic congestion. One columnist looks abroad for a blueprint. Le ...

A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports that while one in three American students live within a mile of school, walking and bicycling remain uncommon. This is especially true ...

In an effort to address childhood obesity, the American Medical Association released 22 recommendations to guide doctors when assessing children’s wellness. According to the report, all kids shou ...

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