Recess Time

Sep 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is launching a new initiative designed to promote physical activity for kids in school.   Studies show one in four North Dakota children can be classified as obese.   The blues recently distributed  46-hundred  so-called “recess-yes” kits to elementary school teachers across the state.   It includes a music c-d and resource guide with tips how teachers can incorporate recess into the classroom day.   Blues CEO Paul Von Ebers says the idea came out of a series of community forums and discussions with employer groups.  Von Ebers says it’s important for all North Dakotans to find time during the day for a physical activity break to not only improve individual health but lower overall health care costs.

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