Child Physical Activity

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is developing a series of reports, Healthy Children, Healthy State, to raise awareness of child health risk factors in order to develop new programs and actions, and to build on current initiatives in Texas. The Child Physical Activity in Texas one-pager showcases the current state of physical activity for children in Texas.

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78.4% of youth don't meet guidelines of 60+ minutes of physical activity on 5 days a week. We must improve child physical activity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth #HealthyChildrenHealthyState

Classroom teacher-led physical activity breaks only occur in 13.3% of high schools. We must improve child physical activity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth #HealthyChildrenHealthyState



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Only 8.8% of 11th grade girls get 60+minutes of physical activity every day. We must improve child physical activity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth

A lack of physical activity in childhood has lifetime consequences. We must improve child physical activity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth