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The fact sheets below provide the basis for implementing a comprehensive school physical activity program and can be used in presentations, letters, or other means of communication as part of the basis for expanding and improving physical education and activity. Once you get the facts it's time to get the resources and get involved!
The following are the answers to frequently asked questions about physical education and physical activity.
In support of these guidelines, NASPE recommends that schools provide 150 minutes per week of instructional physical education for elementary school children, and 225 minutes per week for middle and high school students for the entire school year. NASPE also recommends school-age children accumulate at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of physical activity per day while avoiding prolonged periods of inactivity.
There is a difference between physical education and physical activity and both are vital to a comprehensive school physical activity program.
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