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Physical Activity

the Jeffco Wellness Policy

Policy Components Around Physical Activity Include:

-Elementary School-Physical Activity Minutes
-Graduation Requirement
-Prohibit Withholding of Recess or PA
-Not using Physical Activity as a form of punishment 
-Active Classrooms
-Active Resources 
-Before and After School Programs

Jeffco Wellness Policy 

Jeffco Wellness Policy Guidelines (Section on Physical Activity) 

 

The Facts On Movement

  • Active, fit students typically perform better academically, have better attendance, better concentration, and fewer behavioral issues.
  • Physical activity grows new brain cells and new synapses.
  • Fitness improves mood, anxiety, stress levels, motivation and brain volume.

info on how movement helps learning

Physical activity in the classroom Resources 

Active Classrooms (Infographic PDF) See image below
Jeffco PA and the Brain Presentation (Power Point) 
Learning Landscapes Toolkit- Movement for Kids Before, During, After School 
Active Living Research (website)
List of Movement and Mindfulness Resources 
Brain Break Resource- For Elementary and Secondary (PDF)



PHYSICAL ACTIVITY At recess RESOURCES 

Active Recess (Infographic PDF) See image below
Learning Landscapes Toolkit- Movement for Kids Before, During, After School Programs
Alternatives to Withholding Recess
Active Blacktops


Active Classrooms

what is an active classroom

Active Recess 

active recess info









THE FACTS ABOUT MOVEMENT

  • Active, fit students typically perform better academically, have better attendance, better concentration and fewer behavioral issues 
  • Physical Activity grows new brain cells and new synapses 
  • Fitness improves mood, anxiety, stress levels, motivation, and brain volume

THE FACTS ABOUT MOVEMENT

  • Active, fit students typically perform better academically, have better attendance, better concentration and fewer behavioral issues 
  • Physical Activity grows new brain cells and new synapses 
  • Fitness improves mood, anxiety, stress levels, motivation, and brain volume

THE FACTS ABOUT MOVEMENT

  • Active, fit students typically perform better academically, have better attendance, better concentration and fewer behavioral issues 
  • Physical Activity grows new brain cells and new synapses 
  • Fitness improves mood, anxiety, stress levels, motivation, and brain volume
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