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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 12. Percent of public elementary schools indicating that recess was scheduled at the school, and percentage distribution reporting the number of days per week, times per day, and minutes per day of scheduled recess, by elementary grade level: 2005
Recess schedule Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
   Any scheduled recess 939392919187
Days per week 
   None 7789913
   1 to 4 days 555674
   5 days 888887858383
Times per day 
   None 7789913
   Once 555659646658
   Twice 282725222124
   Three or more times 10108545
Minutes per day 
   None 7789913
   1 to 15 minutes 141415171817
   16 to 20 minutes 181820222321
   21 to 30 minutes 333433333228
   More than 30 minutes 272625201921
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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