Physical Activity during Out-of-School Time
School-based before or after-school physical activity programs include clubs, one-time classes, intramural sports teams, and interscholastic sport programs. They can be highly structured or flexible enough to let students decide what types of activity they prefer. Here are a couple of tips to ensure kids are moving:
To learn more about out implementing effective physical activity programs during out-of-school time, check out our Physical Activity Resources.
Encouraging walking and bicycling to school is also great way to increase physical activity for students in all grades. To promote active transit, schools can evaluate the feasibility of current walking and biking routes, and then plan accordingly for students to walk or ride to school safely. For guidance on active transport, check out Safe Routes to School and Walk Bike to School Alternatives guide.