School-Based Physical Fitness and the Link to Student Academic Outcomes and Improved School Climate

Details the need for opportunities for children and adolescents to regularly engage in fun and age-appropriate physical activities to maintain healthy development and fitness. The brief, developed by the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), underscores the importance of physical activity for children's health, identify roles schools can promote school-based physical activity programs, highlights evidence from the research linking physical activity, fitness, and academic performance, and more.

Sponsored By: 
The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments