We’re Bringing Recess Back!

By Najla Amundson

We think it’s time you took a recess.

And we’re making it a goal to ensure you do.

Today we announced a statewide platform — The Official Sponsor of Recess — as our way of encouraging health and wellness among all North Dakotans. And the first program under this platform is geared for our kids — Recess YES!

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 North Dakota kids are obese?
  • Obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled over the last 30 years?

On top of all that, we have elementary school teachers who are struggling with shrinking recess and gym time. Recess YES! gives North Dakota elementary school K–5 teachers resources to make it easy to add recess during the school day.

Check out RecessYES.com for all the information and pass it on.

And for goodness sakes, take a recess!


Najla Amundson is public relations manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.