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Are kids gaining weight because the pe programs were dropped in schools?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Hard to say

This is really not a medical question, but more of a social political one.
That said the amount of exercise provided by school pe is trivial. A larger reason children may be getting obese is the overall lack of exercise caused by decreased opportunities for "pick up sports" that kids once played ( sandlot ball! ) .Sports may become overly organized and the province of only the athletically gifted.

In brief: Hard to say

This is really not a medical question, but more of a social political one.
That said the amount of exercise provided by school pe is trivial. A larger reason children may be getting obese is the overall lack of exercise caused by decreased opportunities for "pick up sports" that kids once played ( sandlot ball! ) .Sports may become overly organized and the province of only the athletically gifted.
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