Right to Run
The purpose of this petition is to give a voice to children within K-12 education who don't have the opportunity to participate in physical education. Physical education is a building block for young minds and bodies. Research shows that children who are physically active perform better academically, have less stress, and learn new material faster and easier. Without this foundation, children do not learn adequate health and nutrition habits, which is reflected in the rising childhood obesity rates. Colorado is often recognized as a fit state, but in reality has the third highest rising rate of childhood obesity. Additionally, Colorado is one of four states that has removed physical education from all K-12 schools. Coincidence? Let's make a difference!