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White House conference highlights ways to get students physically active

September 30, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

In Chicago and other similar urban settings, safety concerns can significantly prevent children from going outside and being physically active, a Chicago community policing sergeant told the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on Wednesday.

“Parents are making the choice to keep their kids inside, because they believe that’s the only way to save their lives,” said Jermaine Harris, a community policing sergeant in the Chicago Police Department. “This issue around safety and around guns and around violence is causing so much damage and so much pain to our health and our ability to be nourished.”

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