Creating Active Schools

Creating Active Schools

Integrating exercise into everyday life creates a lifelong commitment to physical activity. That's why school-based strategies for increasing physical activity before, during, and after school are crucial to combatting the childhood obesity epidemic. 

Studies show that kids who are physically active do better:

  • Active kids do better in school, are more attentive in class and score higher on tests.
  • Physical activity has a positive correlation with school attendance rates.
  • Self esteem is higher in kids who are physically active.

The National Partnership's school-based Fire Up Your Feet and Active Schools Fundraising programs encourage students, families, and school staff to be healthy and physically active before, during, and after school.