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Team California for Healthy Kids-Physical Activity

Resources to promote physical activity before, during, and after school for administrators, teachers, parents, and students for Team California for Healthy Kids.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, initiated the Team California for Healthy Kids Campaign to promote good eating habits and physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools, in before and after school programs, in childcare programs, and in communities. The campaign is focused on making healthy choices the easy choices.

Why Physical Activity?

Research has established that regular physical activity (PA), combined with good nutrition, contributes to health outcomes such as preventing obesity  and reducing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. PA has also been linked to improved educational outcomes such as attentiveness, concentration, and academic performance.

Make It Happen!
It takes everyone in our children’s lives to promote physically active lifestyles. Whether a student, teacher, administrator, parent, or local advocate, all have a role in making PA a part of a sound education and a healthy life.  Here’s how you can make it happen in your community:

For more information on how you can help promote PA and other healthy choices, refer to the references below *:

Resources for Active Schools
Resources for Active Families:
Resources for Active Communities:

* Examples, resources, and Web pages included here do not represent a recommendation by the California Department of Education.

Questions: Mike Lee | mlee@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-5798 
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