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Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series

School Health Guidelines
to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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Guideline 4: Physical Education and Physical Activity

Video Transcript [PDF - 108 KB]

Video Summary

  • Guideline 4: Implement a comprehensive physical activity program with quality physical education as the cornerstone.
  • Youth should participate in physical activity for at least 60 minutes or more each day.
  • A comprehensive physical activity program includes physical activity, before, during, and after school.


What strategies support guideline 4?

What is a supportive environment for physical activity?

What are the recommendations for physical education and physical activity for students?

What other forms of physical activity can schools incorporate?


Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Guide [PDF - 6.5MB]

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Online Course

Let’s Move! Active Schools

Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)

Presidential Youth Fitness Program

SHAPE America

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit


SHG Executive Summary [PDF - 5.09MB]

SHG Full Report [PDF - 973KB]

Tips for Teachers [PDF - 3.57MB]

Full Course Content [PDF - 364KB]

Training Tools for Healthy Schools