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Increasing Active Play at Recess through Painted Play Spaces

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Presented with SHAPE America and EatMoveGrow

Recess is an important way to keep students active during the school day, in addition to physical education and physical activity. Challenges like scheduling, funding, physical resources, and staff training can make it hard to kick start or maintain recess in a school.

One organization figured out how to overcome these barriers while increasing moderate to vigorous activity by 38%! EatMoveGrow is dedicated to building healthier school environments in rural, low-resource Louisiana communities, and one way they achieve this is through their Painted Play Spaces project.

Join Springboard to Active Schools and SHAPE America as we host a conversation with EatMoveGrow to learn more about their Painted Play Spaces project, how it helped overcome barriers to recess in rural, low-resource schools in Louisiana, and how their lessons learned can be applied to other schools across the country.

Featured Presenters from EatMoveGrow

Resources from the Webinar

Webinar recording

Webinar presentation slides

EatMoveGrow – Our Favorite Stencils

EatMoveGrow – Supply List and FAQs

EatMoveGrow – Games and Student Education

System for Observing Play and Leisure Activity in Youth (SOPLAY)

Data Brief: Keep Recess in Schools

Strategies for Recess in Schools

Recess Planning in Schools: A Guide for Putting Strategies for Recess into Practice

Customizable Recess Template

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Springboard to Active Schools is an initiative of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and Health Resources in Action (HRiA) through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-DP16-1601 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).