Physical Education and Physical Activity in Schools

Physical Education and Physical Activity in Schools

Sitting still in class all day can be tough. Studies have shown that not only do our children love to move around, they perform better in class when they do. Find out what concerned parents are doing to ensure kids have physical activity options before and after school.


School Physical Activity and Physical Education Programs:
Learn how schools can transform into more active environments, where all students have the opportunity to be physically active at different times and places throughout the school day.
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs Guide for Schools

Physical activity in childcare and preschool settings:
Learn what parents and childcare providers are doing to get kids moving and foster their natural flow of energy.
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Quality physical education on a daily basis:
Pop quizzes shouldn’t be the only things that make students sweat. By standing for change, concerned communities are helping kids get the recommended hour of physical exercise every day.
Strategies to Improve the Quality of Physical Education (PDF)

Physical activity in after-school and childcare programs:
Learn what childcare and after-school programs are doing to weave physical games and exercise into students’ free time.
Kids on the Move: Physical Activity Guidelines for Afterschool Programs (PDF)

Alternatives to entertainment screen time (TV, video games) after school:
Learn how to help kids put down the remote and pick up a jump rope or a ball.
Limit Tube Time and Get Your Kids Moving

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day. - Learn. Share. Inspire. Meet the communities who are making health easier and creating real change. Find a community. Social Badge at 120x180 pixels.
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