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


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. For students in grades 9-12 (and 6-8, if necessary), non-school activities are eligible to be included as physical activities. Non-school activities do not have to be adult-supervised or formally structured, but should include physical activity such as individualized exercise plans for students.

One way to track the requirement is by means of a form such as the one included at the end of this document. A school may customize the form by adding or deleting examples of activities; give to students at registration or homeroom; and keep on file to demonstrate that the school is expecting students to take this requirement seriously.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 20, 2017 at 10:34am.