Physical Activity: Fitness Activities

Fuel Up to Play 60

NDC. NFL. United States Department of Agriculture.

This in-school nutrition and physical education program empowers students to create and implement activities that reward them for making healthy choices, and inspire change in their school. There are a variety of tools and resources, including school activation kits and “play books” for enhancing the school health environment. Students can win prizes for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day.

Presidential Youth Fitness Program

President's Challenge.

Participate in this voluntary program that includes an assessment, professional development, and motivational recognition to empower students to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle.

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To promote the guidelines and support youth physical activity, CDC and several partner organizations developed the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, which highlights strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity. The following materials address walk/bike to school programs:
- Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Schools Fact Sheets
- The Role of Schools in Promoting Youth Physical Activity PowerPoint Presentation

bell peppers Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Guide for Schools

CDC. SHAPE America.

This guide includes steps to engage multiple stakeholders in developing a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) to help transform schools into more active environments, where all students have the opportunity to be physically active at different times and places throughout the school day. Schools can use the guided process to develop an action plan, implement strategies, and evaluate their CSPAP.

The Association between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This report is a literature review that examines 23 years of research on the relationship between school-based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance. Adding time during the school day for physical activity does not appear to take away from academic performance.

Indoor Recess 101 (PDF | 186 KB)

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Easy, fun, and active ideas for indoor recess.

BAM! Body and Mind

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BAM! uses kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features to appeal to 9-13 year olds. The site also serves as an aid to teachers.