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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TMA PUSHES FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH CLASSES

We joined with numerous other public health advocacy organizations in urging the State Board of Education to keep as much leverage as possible on high school students to take health and physical education classes. Although recent legislation stripped those classes from recommended graduation course plans, TMA pushed the board to include them in the minimum and distinguished graduation plans. “The opportunity to decrease the burden of obesity and promote good health in Texas is an investment in our children and the future of Texas,” Dr. Fleming wrote.

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