Has the school district where you practice and reside reduced the number of minutes each week students are given for recess and physical education? What types of community stakeholders would it be beneficial to collaborate with to attempt to address the reduction of physical activity within a school district?


Parents hold a powerful key to change and can speak up on their children's behalf. I believe together- parents, teachers and administrators- can suggest and advocate for policies that improve and sustain health in children. This includes bills such as AB 607, which mandates 30 minutes of physical education for students daily in WI schools. Research related to the benefits of exercise/physical activity for increasing cognitive function and executive function can be the cornerstone for these collaborative discussions.