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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) 
Movement and the Brain (AS Presentation on
PA and the Brain (Power Point) 
Learning Landscapes Toolkit- Movement for Kids Before, During, After School Programs (PDF) Patterson's International Movement Kit (website) 





PHYSICAL ACTIVITY At recess RESOURCES 



Active Classrooms 

Brain Breaks 

what is an active classroom

Active Recess 


active recess info

Active Blacktops









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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