School and
Youth Programs

This Active People, Healthy Nation strategy highlights the importance of physical activity in school and youth programs. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs use a combination of strategies to increase physical activity before, during, and after school. Components include physical education, recess, classroom physical activity, staff Involvement, before- or after-school programs, and family and community engagement. Schools can use the following multicomponent approaches to help students get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity: