Kids & Play: Getting ALL Children Involved

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Sports activities are just one way to foster Physical Literacy in All Youth (PLAY), but it’s an important one.
Air Date: 5/5/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tom Farrey
Tom Farrey mugshotTom Farrey is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program. In 2011, he founded the Sports & Society Program, whose mission is to convene leaders, facilitate dialogue and inspire solutions that help sport serve the public interest. Farrey is also a journalist whose work has been recognized as among the nation’s best and most innovative. With ESPN, his television stories have won two Emmy Awards, as well as the 2014 Alfred I. DuPont/Columbia University Award and 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award. He is author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children (2008, ESPN Books), an investigation of contemporary youth sports used as a text on many college campuses.
Kids & Play: Getting ALL Children Involved
Sports participation has been a tool of public health for more than a century.

But today, most kids miss out.

The problem disproportionately affects some groups of kids, starting during the grade-school years.

Tom Farrey joins host Melanie Cole to discuss the best ways to get all children involved in physical activities.