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Overview

The Daily Physical Activity initiative is based on the following beliefs:

  • healthy students learn better
  • students’ physical activity levels need to increase
  • teachers, schools and school authorities can support students in developing positive habits for a healthy, active lifestyle

Policy

School authorities will ensure all students in grades 1 to 9 are physically active for at least 30 minutes each day through activities organized by the school.

Principles

Daily physical activities should:

  • vary in form and intensity
  • take into account each student's ability
  • consider resources available within the school and community
  • allow for student choice

Procedures

School authorities can offer daily physical activity:

  • through instructional hours, non-instructional hours, or a combination of both
  • during the day in a 30-minute period or blocks of time that add up to 30 minutes a day
  • within physical education classes or other subject areas

Resources