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Providing regular opportunities for students to be physically active helps them concentrate and pay attention and improves their behavior in class. Regular physical activity is also an essential part of a healthy lifestyle increasing fitness, flexibility and strength, and creating healthy habits. There is a growing body of research focused on association between school-based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance among school-age youth.
For additional information or questions, contact the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs at
Email: ODE School Nutrition or Phone: 503-947-5894.
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