Improving health, academic performance through recess

Mar 29, 2019

When schools started looking for ways to maximize classroom time, many decided to cut recess. But now, recess seems to be making a comeback.


Recent studies point to the positive outcomes associated with play. Kids tend to fidget less and pay better attention in the classroom when they have breaks for recess, and local lawmakers see recess as a way to tackle Georgia's high rate of childhood obesity. Read more.


This week on the Georgia Health Report, we discuss a new House bill requiring schools to reinstate kids’ recess.