Stephen Pont, an Austin, Texas, pediatrician and chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ section on obesity. Pont said academic institutions can do even more to help by not really cutting recess and offering kids more time for physical activity. He said research suggests children who get physical education at school might carry out better academically. Recent national data on kids’ fitness levels is limited. A 2009-10 CDC survey involving kids age range 6 to 11 found about 70 % met the physical activity guidelines, although levels dropped off among older kids in that age group. The results originated from parents, who could be inclined to over-report how active their children are due to ‘social desirability,’ the researchers said..Generally, leotard-putting on dancers and lab-coated researchers remain firmly footed in different professional spheres. But at 8pm yesterday evening, the curtain went up on a unique collaboration. Honoring World AIDS Time, New York-centered Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre partnered to produce an original dance performance inspired by the stories of people living with HIV. THE BRAND NEW York City Center in Manhattan was sold out and buzzing with enthusiasm for the opening.