Policies to Promote the Community Use of Schools: A Review of State Recreational User Statutes

submitted by: spengler
Context: Concern over liability is a barrier to allowing community use of school property for the purpose of engaging in active sport and recreational activities. Recreational user statutes have the potential to limit liability for public schools when use occurs outside of regular school hours, reduce the fear of liability among school administrators, and increase opportunities for access to school facilities for recreation and physical activity by community members. The purpose of this...
Authors: John Spengler, Michael Carroll

Perception Versus Reality: Awareness of Physical Activity Levels of British Children

submitted by: vansgirl
Background: Interventions to increase children’s physical activity have had limited success. One reason may be that children and their parents overestimate children’s levels of physical activity, although there are few data on this topic. Purpose: This study aimed to assess awareness of physical activity levels among British school children aged 9–10 years and their parents. Methods: Physical activity was measured by accelerometer in a cross-sectional study of 1892 children...
Authors: Aedin Cassidy, Ulf Ekelund, Alison m. Mcminn, Esther m.f. Van sluijs, Kirsten Corder, Simon j. Griffin