Physical Activity

Flip the Switch on Screen Time
June 2015
Daniel W. Hatcher, National Out-of-School Time Advisor, has some great suggestions for limiting unnecessary screen time and ensuring that if screen time is used, it is balanced with physical activity time.  Read his article here.

Active Schools Active Minds
June 2015
Commit to working towards 60 minutes of physical activity every day in the 2015-16 school year by joining the Active Schools/Active Minds Initiative!  Schools participating in the California Endowment-funded Initiative receive advice and assistance to help them improve physical activity in their schools.  Read more here.

New Physical Activity Resource for Classroom Teachers
September 2013
The Network for a Healthy California - Physical Activity Integration Program - Los Angeles Region has published the 1-Minute Energizer Toolkit for classroom teachers. These 1-Minute Energizers are designed to increase kindergarten through sixth grade students’ knowledge of various anatomical, physiological and nutritional concepts as well as to increase daily physical activity participation.  Studies have shown that physical activity breaks throughout the school day help improve enjoyment, focus, and alertness.

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program hosting webinars to teach you how to make their programs work for you and your students.
Learn more.

Newly Revised AFHK Report
Action for Healthy Kids has released a special report The Learning Connection: What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids are Healthy and Ready to Learn. It demonstrates that physical activity supports academic achievement, well-nourished kids learn better and that healthier practices in schools can increase school revenue. Perhaps most importantly, The Learning Connection provides a roadmap for parents, educators, school administrators and school volunteers to create healthier school environments. Nothing could more be more important at a time when one-third of our kids are overweight or obese, which jeopardizes their health and their ability to learn.