Is School Hurting Your Kid?

Although I have been concerned about the impact of school sports programs on student health for some time, I became more concerned when I heard Sophie Altcheck (@sophiealt) at TEDNYEd. She is a senior at Horace Mann School in New York City. While aspiring to play college soccer she sustained four concussions. She now is an intern at the Brain Trauma Foundation and tries to spread concussion awareness via her Facebook pages. Here is more on the subject along with the danger heavy backpacks pose and thoughts on recess

Concussions May Be More Severe in Girls and Young Athletes. @DrDougGreen.Com

Study: Women, Teens Take Longer to Recover From Concussions. @wired

Heavy Backpacts Can Spell Chronic Back Pain for Children @NYTimes

Does your school district have a health and wellness policy that includes recess? See my comment. @EngageFamilies @Playworks @DrMerylAin

Are schools making kids sick? @MiguelEscotet

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