By Martin Henderson
A Northern California organization that believes sitting is the new smoking is standing up childhood obesity by taking its fight to the classroom.
Citing problems with a sedentary lifestyle, StandUpKids.org has successfully turned a San Rafael school into the nation’s first with standing classrooms. That’s just what it sounds like: No sitting allowed.
Vallecito Elementary School has converted 19 of 22 classrooms so far and will convert the remaining three to stand-up desks before the end of the year.