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Calories In, Calories Out: Food and Exercise in Public Elementary Schools, 2005

NCES 2006-057
May 2006

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Table 16. Percent of public elementary schools indicating that physical education was scheduled at the school, and percentage distribution reporting the number of days per week and minutes per class of scheduled physical education, by elementary grade level: 2005
Days per week and minutes per class Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
   Any scheduled physical education 999999999999
Days per week 
   None 111111
   1 day 222222222222
   2 days 333333333228
   3 days 8988810
   4 days 333344
   5 days 181717171722
   Varies by week 151516161614
Minutes per class 
   None 111111
   1 to 30 minutes 434239353434
   31 to 40 minutes 242425262524
   More than 40 minutes 313234373940
   Varies by class 111112
NOTE: Respondents were asked to provide information for each grade that was considered elementary at the school, typically grades 1 through 5 or 6. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "Foods and Physical Activity in Public Elementary Schools: 2005," FRSS 87, 2005.

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