This is part two of a two-part Web Forum series on the Ready for Recess Program, which was developed by Jennifer Huberty, Ph.D. and Aaron Beighle, Ph.D., experts in improving physical activity in children. Part two is intended for teachers and other school staff who are directly involved with leading recess activities. The Ready for Recess program can help prevent and alleviate childhood obesity by increasing students’ ability to be more physically active during recess through practice and environmental changes.

During this Web Forum, presenters will discuss:

  • The academic and health benefits of recess being frequent and efficient
  • Easy and fun activities teachers and staff can implement to get students more active
  • How support and participation can motivate children to be more active
  • How to be creative with equipment, space and temperature to promote physical activity


Aaron Beighle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

A former elementary physical education teacher, Aaron Beighle holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University and specializes in the areas of physical education and physical activity for youth. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky where he trains…

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Jennifer Huberty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ

Jennifer Huberty, Ph.D., is an Associate professor at Arizona State University in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Exercise and Wellness program. Her research interests include physical activity adherence and lifestyle behavior change in women and children. She is co-author of the book entitled, Designing Effective Physical Activity Interventions.…

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Deborah Lou, PhD

Program Analyst, Active Living Research

A National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

University of California, San Diego

Debbie Lou is the program analyst with Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Debbie engages advocacy, policy, and community groups to develop opportunities for research translation and dissemination, especially to ensure the research meets the needs of communities at highest risk for childhood obesity.…

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