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Elementary Schools
  Physical Activity

If your school is looking to create an environment that promotes quality daily physical activity for all, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit can help you. Whether you're looking to develop a school physical activity policy, improve your DPA programming, start up an intramural sport program or improve the physical environment, your School Health Educator/Promoter is available for consultation.

For more information, please contact your EOHU Public Health Educator.

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines For Children 5 to 11 Years

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines For Youth 12 to 17 Years

Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines For Children - 5 11 Years

Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines For Youth - 12 17 Years

Active and Safe Routes to Schools

The Active & Safe Routes to School website provides resources, tools, information and links for schools and communities to create their own unique Active & Safe Routes to School program. All of their resources for teachers are linked to the Ontario Curriculum using the Curriculum Unit planner.

Your school can choose to take part in any number of great programs or activities such as: 

  • International Walk to School Month
  • Winter Walk Day
  • Spring Into Spring
  • The IWALK Club
  • No Idling at School
  • The Walking School Bus
  • School Transportation Planning

For more information on these and other great programs, check out the Active & Safe Routes to School website.  For additional support, contact your EOHU Public Health Educator.

Active for Life

Are Canadian Kids Too Tired to Move - Results from the 2016 Report Card

Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children

Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA)

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Daily Physical Activity Resources for Schools

DPA Questions and Answers

E-Learning Module Daily Physical Activity: Active today. Active for life!

Have A Ball Together!

Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers and Primary

Ophea Teaching Tools

Ophea Health Schools, Healthy Communities


PHE Canada Physical and Health Education Canada

Tips to Get Active Public Health Agency of Canada


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