Today, youth physical inactivity and childhood obesity have reached epidemic proportions in America. Research shows that an astounding 2 out of 3 kids aren’t moving enough. So, Let’s Move! Active Schools - part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative - is on a mission to reverse that trend.
As the national solution to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools, Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment.
Why are Active Schools so important? Because Active Kids Do Better. Regular physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also lead to: higher test scores; improved attendance; increased focus; better behavior in class; enhanced leadership skills; and a lifetime of healthy habits.
Let’s Move! Active Schools is powered by a national collaborative of health, education and private sector organizations that strives to bring these benefits to every child across the country.