40%

January 26, 2014 

B y the numbers According to a recently published study in JAMA Pediatrics, slightly less than that number of elementary school-age children meet recommended guidelines for both daily physical activity and screen-time viewing. That conclusion was developed from data contained in the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Analysis was performed on more than 1,200 children between 6-11 years of age and then benchmarked against the standards from the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, according to the study.

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