New Report Shows Schools Across Country Failing To Keep Kids Fit


Friday, April 8th 2016, 10:10 pm
By: News On 6


More than one in ten Oklahoma high school students are obese. When you include children between 10 and 17 years old, that number grows to nearly one in five.

It's a problem across the country, and a new report card, looking at how schools are keeping kids physically fit, shows many schools around the state are failing.

The report also finds many states allow children to substitute other activities for physical education and also allow physical activity to be withheld or used as punishment.

Oklahoma allows students to substitute sports, marching band and cheerleading for PE.

Read Oklahoma’s Report

As for withholding physical activity or using it as a punishment, the state does not prohibit districts from either.

Oklahoma also does not require PE in middle or high school.

You can read the full report here.