Physical Activity

Childhood obesity has increased as physical activity in schools has decreased. Physical activity should not be confused with physical education - one is an active class and one is an active lifestyle. Schools can support these active lifestyles by creating an environment that encourages movement at all times throughout the day.

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Physical Activities

Provide activities that meet the needs of your students and complement the facilities at your school and the structure of your school day.

GO TO Physical Activities


Use recess to its full potential to give kids time to be active while improving behaviors in the classroom and cafeteria.

GO TO Recess


Complement the activities you offer with equipment to add variety for your students and enhance the space you have available.

GO TO Equipment


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