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Study shows relationship between obesity and P.E.

September 14, 2013
by Gabriella Dunn
Daily Iowan

Iowa City schools recognize that physical education is still a significantly important part of the district’s curriculum after President Obama recently declared September as National Obesity Awareness Month.

While some states have requirements for the number of minutes students spend in PE classes, others require the class but do not have a minimum minute requirement.

A study released last month found the majority of U.S. elementary schools do not meet state mandates for the number of minutes students should participate in physical education classes.

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