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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 19. Mean number of minutes per week of scheduled recess and physical education, combined, at public elementary schools, by elementary grade level and selected school characteristics: 2005
School characteristic Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
   All public elementary schools 221.7220.1216.9210.7208.4214.1
Enrollment size 
   Less than 300 242.1240.2238.5230.4230.3240.5
   300 to 499 217.2214.7211.9205.5201.6199.7
   500 or more 211.4210.9207.0202.3200.1196.8
School locale 
   City 200.9198.3198.4193.0193.2186.3
   Urban fringe 219.3218.8216.0212.0209.7212.8
   Town 230.5227.3223.1212.2202.9179.1
   Rural 244.4242.8236.3228.0226.1240.0
Region 
   Northeast 192.7192.8190.7188.2184.3184.4
   Southeast 184.7183.8179.4175.9175.5201.2
   Central 225.6222.5218.1208.4200.8186.4
   West 256.5254.6253.2245.3245.6249.3
Percent minority enrollment 
   Less than 6 percent 235.0233.2228.7223.7217.7218.9
   6 to 20 percent 233.1231.5226.4222.3222.2237.4
   21 to 49 percent 227.8225.7224.1215.7212.2230.0
   50 percent or more 203.8202.3200.7193.9193.7190.1
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch 
   Less than 35 percent 234.8234.5230.9224.5221.1227.2
   35 to 49 percent 232.2230.7224.7220.2217.2229.4
   50 to 74 percent 229.1225.1220.9212.7209.1228.9
   75 percent or more 190.8189.3189.4184.8186.9179.4
NOTE: Respondents were asked to provide information for each grade that was considered elementary at the school, typically grades 1 through 5 or 6.
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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