Establish a break from the school day, typically before lunch, that involves planned, inclusive, actively supervised games or activities; also called semi-structured, or structured recess
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Scientifically Supported", "Government ", and "Diet and Exercise"
Offer group educational, social, or physical activities that promote social interactions, regular attendance, and community involvement among older adults
Provide education, information, counseling, and support for breastfeeding to women throughout pre- and post-natal care
Assign higher costs to non-nutritious foods than nutritious foods via incentives, subsidies, or price discounts for healthy foods and beverages or disincentives or price increases for unhealthy choices
Enhance streetscapes with greater sidewalk coverage and walkway connectivity, street crossing safety features, traffic calming measures, and other design elements
Offer low-income participants matching funds to purchase healthy foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables; often called bonus dollars, market bucks, produce coupons, or nutrition incentives
Support a combination of land uses (e.g., residential, commercial, recreational) in development initiatives, often through zoning regulations or Smart Growth initiatives
Offer young children opportunities to eat healthy foods and engage in physical activity by providing fresh fruits and vegetables, incorporating physical activity into daily classroom routines, etc.
Incorporate physical activity breaks, classroom energizers, or moving activities into academic lessons, usually for elementary students
Modify local environments to support physical activity, increase access to new or existing facilities for physical activity, or build new facilities