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Physical Activity

How are schools to keep track of student physical activity as required by the Healthy Kids Act?

Answer: 

For students in grades K-5, one way to demonstrate this is through a building schedule showing the times for recess and physical education on a school day. Public schedules for higher elementary grades will also suffice if a reader can reasonably see that physical activity time is provided.

What is the Healthy Kids Act requirement for 6-12 graders?

Answer: 

Physically able students in grades 6-12 must be physically active a minimum of 120 minutes per week in which there are five school days.

What is the Healthy Kids Act requirement for K-5 graders?

Answer: 

Physically able students in grades K-5 must have a minimum of 30 minutes each school day of  physical activity. This can be easily met in these grades between physical education class and recesses.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 21, 2014 at 5:32am.