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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 20. Percent of public elementary schools indicating that the school was involved in various activities or programs to encourage physical activity among students, by selected school characteristics: 2005
School characteristic Use nontraditional physical education activities to make physical education enjoyable Provide opportunities during the school day for organized physical activities excluding physical education Offer school-sponsored before- or after-school activities that emphasize physical activity Participate in the President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Award program Other activity/program
    All public elementary schools 64 58 51 55 30
Enrollment size  
    Less than 300 59 54 46 55 25
    300 to 499 65 57 54 55 32
    500 or more 68 62 52 55 31
School locale  
    City 67 62 59 53 30
    Urban fringe 67 59 50 55 33
    Town 61 50 48 55 27
    Rural 60 56 45 56 25
Region  
    Northeast 78 60 58 59 33
    Southeast 64 64 46 57 36
    Central 62 49 48 58 28
    West 60 62 53 49 25
Percent minority enrollment  
    Less than 6 percent 61 53 43 63 27
    6 to 20 percent 73 58 53 58 28
    21 to 49 percent 72 60 44 54 31
    50 percent or more 55 61 59 50 30
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  
    Less than 35 percent 71 56 51 59 27
    35 to 49 percent 69 60 46 60 40
    50 to 74 percent 63 59 46 54 27
    75 percent or more 54 60 58 47 29
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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