Mo. district tracks students' health, fitness

02/9/2012 | Heartland Institute, The

A school district in Missouri is using electronic monitors to track elementary-school students' physical activity, including heart rate and calories burned. The devices -- being used by 2,500 students during physical-education class -- eventually could be worn around-the-clock. While some have criticized the program, officials say it is an effective way to help students establish healthy goals for themselves.

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