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E-Verify is an electronic program through which employers verify the employment eligibility of their employees to work in the U.
S., and is becoming the not-so-voluntary system of choice.
"By mandating physical education or recess, policy makers can effectively increase school-based physical activity opportunities for youth." In an accompanying editorial, Kristine Madsen, M. What is not discussed is that lack of physical activity may be a far greater public health problem than obesity." Dr.
Madsen notes that one of the barriers to the adoption of laws and policies to increase school-day physical activity is funding.
As these efforts are ongoing and the laws will vary from state-to-state, employers and their HR staff would be wise to keep on top of these issues as well as the laws passed wherever they may be doing business.
With many of these laws including punitive measures such as hefty penalties, business license sanctions and even jail, those who choose not to stay on top of these issues do so at their own risk.
Editorial: Promoting the Health of Our Youth In an accompanying editorial, Kristine Madsen, M. What is not discussed is that lack of physical activity may be a far greater public health problem than obesity." Dr. by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the Eurek Alert system.
"The national recommendation for school physical education [PE] endorsed by the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association is that elementary school students be offered at least 150 minutes/week of PE.
"Our results show that mandating only increased physical education or recess time does not result in more overall physical activity as schools and/or districts appear to compensate for any increased physical activity in one area by decreasing other physical activity opportunities," the authors conclude. H., of the University of California, San Francisco writes, "as a result of the current focus on reversing the obesity epidemic, the benefits of increased physical activity are becoming more widely discussed.
Schools in states with policies encouraging daily recess had higher odds of having 20 minutes of recess daily, however district policies were not significantly associated with school-level recess practices.
The authors also found that adequate physical education time was inversely associated with recess, with schools offering at least 150 minutes/week of physical education being 50 percent less likely to meet recommendations on recess time.
While the dates for the implementation of the laws vary from state-to-state, all ten states require employers to be using this system by the end of this year.