Heart association strenuously objects to bill eliminating physical education for middle-schoolers

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The American Heart Association said Monday it strongly opposes a measure set for a committee hearing Tuesday that would remove the physical education requirement from middle school curricula in Florida. The bill (HB 4057) is sponsored by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha. “This bill is dangerous to our children and dangerous to the physical and financial health of all Floridians,”

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