Physical Activity: Enhanced School-Based Physical Education

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: December 2013

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends enhanced school-based physical education (PE) to increase physical activity. Enhanced school-based PE involves increasing the amount of time students spend getting moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity during PE classes. CPSTF found that enhanced school-based PE is an effective way to achieve these increases. 

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2013). Physical Activity: Enhanced School-Based Physical Education. Retrieved from