Project Play Efforts in King County Statistics

Project Play is a national initiative of the Aspen Institute.

  • Students are 20% more likely to earn an “A” in math or english when they have the chance to be physically active.  

  • 70% of King County youth do not meet the daily minimum amount of recommended physical activity. 

  • By the 12th grade, only 18% of King County students meet the daily physical activity recommendations. 

  • $131 billion is spent on national health care costs due to inactivity. 

  • Children who spend more time outdoors are 41% less likely to be overweight. 

  • 30% of children from households making less than $25,000 are inactive compared with 12% of children from households making $100,000.

  • 22% of Washington State elementary school principals report meeting the required amount of P.E. time. 

  • 2.2 - The number of playgrounds per 10,000 residents in Seattle. 

Download the Project Play efforts in King County common FAQs and statistics sheet here

Sources include: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Carlson, et al, 2015; Healthy Children and Youth of King County, 2015 


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