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Stretching Mind and Body

Each Friday Chloe Tupper, a Bent on Learning yoga instructor, visits the Children’s Workshop School to teach yoga to a class of preschoolers, and then, to the third and fourth graders.  Yoga may be a way to teach students to cope with stress and increase concentration.

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Corpse pose seems to be the most difficult for the 4 and 5-year-olds, who have trouble being still. (Photo / Rebecca Moss)

Keeping Kids Fit in Overcrowded Schools

Some educators are trying to tackle the growing child obesity risks by bringing in medical experts–and yoga–into city classrooms.

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First Graders Have 40 Minutes to Get Fit

At P.S. 24 in Sunset Park Brooklyn, 54 percent of students are overweight or obese and P.E. classes are a weekly activity.  Limited space means that only half of the students at the school can participate in P.E. classes each year.  One class of first graders spends their 40 minutes of gym playing basketball and […]

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No Pain No Gain

Childhood obesity rates are on the rise as hours spent in physical education are on the decline. What’s wrong with this picture?

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School Breakfast May Contribute to High Obesity Rates

New York City schools may be contributing to obesity rates by feeding kids breakfast after they’ve already eaten at home. Schools often serve unhealthy options like waffles with syrup, muffins, and cheese strings. More than one third of American children and teenagers are overweight, causing numerous physical and mental health problems.    

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