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Lean, mean learning machines
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Obesity; Nutrition; State laws; Children & youth; Weight control
Author: Koutoujian, Peter J||||||Johnston, Philip W
Date: Jul 19, 2008
Start Page: A.15
Section: Op-Ed
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Despite evidence that physical activity is linked to improved academic performance and that recess can enhance students' concentration and improve behavior, MCAS test preparation and other academic priorities have supplanted time for recess and gym. For starters, state laws need to be changed to get junk food out of the schools and make physical activity a routine part of the school day.

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