New Jersey Department of Education

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Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention

School-based physical education programs focus on teaching students how to move, how to make movement more efficient and effective, and how to use movement skills in a variety of activities now and throughout life. Physical education programs support fitness development as well as fostering positive social interaction, team work, and strategic thinking. Opportunities for physical activity should not be limited to physical educations classes. Recess, after-school programs, interscholastic and intramural sport programs, walking and biking programs, and walk-to-school efforts help students see that physical activity is fun and makes them feel better.

Physical Activity

Walk to School Programs

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