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Physical Activity

Physical Activity is one of the six health topics a school community may identify as their priority health topic for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification.

Based on the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School (2014) this topic includes strategies and activities related to:

  • active living
  • living skills (e.g. self-awareness, social skills)
  • movement competence (e.g. skills, concepts, and strategies)
  • physical literacy
  • recreation
  • safety
  • the Teaching Games for Understanding approach

Physical Inactivity in Ontario Infographic: physical inactivity is one of the five behavioural risk factors for chronic disease identified by the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA)

Related Education Policies and Resources:

For sample strategies and activities relating to Physical Activity, see pages 12-15 of the Foundations for a Healthy School resource.

Related Ophea Resources:

For more resources on this health topic, click here.

Based on the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School (2014), the topic of Physical Activity includes strategies and activities related to: