Education – STRATEGY 5

Provide access to and opportunities for physical activity before and after school.


  • Support Safe Routes to School efforts to increase active transportation to and from school and support accommodations for children with disabilities.
  • Encourage states to adopt standards for the inclusion of physical activity in after-school programs.
  • Require a physical activity component in all state and federally funded after-school programs, including 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
  • Work with community college systems to include physical activity training as part of early childhood and school-age childcare preparation programs.
  • Subsidize the transportation and program costs of after-school programs through local, state, and federal sources.
  • Provide resources for innovative pilot projects in the after-school setting.
  • Encourage states to abide by national after-school accreditation standards on physical activity as applicable, and advance state licensure requirements in alignment with those standards.

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