Strategies to Increase Student Physical Activity
Funded schools will be implementing four strategies to increase physical activity levels among students. These strategies include:
- increasing the number of minutes that students are active with an elevated heart rate in PE class,
- organized activities during recess,
- before and after school opportunities, and
- classroom activity breaks.
Wave 1 schools will begin to implement the prescribed physical activity strategies in the 2011-12 school year. Wave 2 schools will not begin implementation until the 2012-13 school year.