Physical activity before and after school is another key component of helping young people stay active and healthy. By incorporating physical activity before and after school, it provides young people additional opportunities to try new activities and practice skills learned in physical education – all while improving their mental and emotional well-being, physical health, and grades and test scores.
This data and policy brief highlights national data to describe physical activity before and after school and identifies practical standards that school districts, schools, and out-of-school time programs can implement.
How to use the brief:
- Educate partners on physical activity before and after school
- Incorporate in trainings with school health champions
- Share with decision makers to make your case on the importance of physical activity in before-school, after-school, and community-based extended day programs