How do schools help improve physical activity in students?
Schools provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice physical activity behaviors so that students are well-equipped for a lifetime of physical activity.
What sectors of society influence youth physical activity behaviors?
Youth physical activity behaviors are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, community organizations, health care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and schools. The involvement of all sectors is needed to increase youth physical activity.
What opportunities can physical activity programs provide?
Physical activity programs in schools can provide students with opportunities to:
Learn the skills needed to become competent movers.
View physical activity as important and enjoyable.
Become confident when participating in physical activity.
Discover physical activities that cultivate habits that lead to being active for a lifetime.