The ‘Kids Movement Index’ uses minutes of physical activity to rank the top US states and cities where elementary school age children engaged in the most physical activity through GoNoodle during the 2016-17 school year.
Northwest Arkansas ranked #1 among mid-size U.S. cities (cities with kid populations from 50,000-100,000) for kids physical activity! In total, 51,641 elementary students logged 20,549,095 minutes via GoNoodle this past year.
Since 2014, the provider has worked with Arkansas Children’s Hospital to spread the curriculum throughout the state. 80% of U.S. public elementary schools in all 50 states have used the resource to improve the health status of all kids and combat childhood obesity. The goal of the ‘Kids Movement Index’ is to inspire communities, schools and teachers to champion more daily physical activity opportunities for today’s youth.
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The Center for Disease Control and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that
children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, yet most kids typically move less than 20 minutes.