State Task Force recommends increased sharing of school and community athletic facilities
Last updated 2/27/2022 at 5:27pm
A statewide task force commissioned by the Washington State Legislature is recommending increased sharing of school and community athletic facilities as a way to increase physical activity for youth, especially those underserved.
Kids in Washington are not moving nearly enough, the task force noted in its new report. Before the pandemic, only about 24% of youth in sixth through 12th grades were getting an hour of physical activity daily, the amount recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to maintain physical and mental fitness. That percentage has remained about the sa...