Physical Activity

Be Active

Children should engage in physical activity every day. Research shows that physical activity can help youth improve their concentration, memory, and classroom behavior. The recommendation for children is at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day. This can be broken up into small segments of 5-10 minutes each. Activity-friendly environments also promote positive attitudes toward fitness and other health–enhancing behaviors and have been proven to improve student academic performance. Activity can be introduced into existing routines and transitions, into academic lessons, or introduced as an activity break.

Additional resources to implement physical activity policies and change in your site:  Additional Resources

School Wellness Policy Information

  • Wellness Policies provide guidelines for schools to create environments that promote healthy behaviors. Learn more about FSNE’s role in school wellness.