West Salem Middle School raises awareness for importance of physical activity

School celebrates ‘Every Kid Healthy Week'

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) - A middle school in our area is shedding light on the importance of physical activity and its impact on children's learning.

West Salem Middle School is celebrating 'Every Kid Healthy Week' by promoting the impact of physical education classes. School leaders say P.E. helps develop students' physical, mental and emotional health, while improving academic performance.

West Salem health educators want to instill life- long healthy habits in their students.

"You look at just some of the issues that our nation's facing, with childhood obesity and more kids playing video games and TV time versus outdoor time, just getting them moving and being active, that's our goal,” said West Salem Middle School Healthy Living Teacher Josh Brewer.

The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend students get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

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