Schools have a long and lasting impact on lives. Through the creation of sustainable environments and policies, schools have become a key venue in the promotion of physical activity through enhancements in physical education, before, during, and after school programming, and community engagement/participation. School aged children who achieve a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity daily have better academic achievement (test scores) outcomes, have improved academic behaviors (attendance) and have increased cognitive skills and attitudes (concentration, memory and mood). In the end, healthy and active kids learn better!
CDC Link to Physical Activity and Academic Success
CDC Link to Health and Academic Achievement