When we expand the availability of physical activity in schools and communities across the nation, we are not just helping to reverse America's childhood obesity epidemic—we’re also providing children a strong foundation for learning and health throughout life. Growing evidence suggests regular physical activity is positively improving academics, school climate, student behavior, and the overall health and well-being of children and youth.
Physical activity must be a part of the everyday experience for children. RWJF, our grantees and many of our partners work to ensure all school-aged children have access to a variety of physical activity opportunities and environments: in sport-based programs, school-based programs and community-based programs. Across all these settings, physical activity programming and design should be inclusive of and accessible and desirable to all children of all abilities.
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