Congratulations to Frank Patton, who answered 11 out of 12 questions correct to win Kimberly Garrison's fitness quiz.

DESPITE the national outcry over childhood obesity and related health issues, American children aren't getting adequate exercise or enough servings of vegetables and fruits every day.

What's worse, many public school systems, including Philadelphia's, are being forced into draconian budget cuts that are further dismantling fitness and nutrition programming.

What's a little playtime and a healthy snack worth to a child?

Mounds of new research strongly suggest that playtime and exercise are just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic for our children's well-being. Good nutrition's essential, too.