Physical Education/ Physical Activity

The Office of Healthy Schools understands the relationship between student health and academic achievement. Research supports that quality physical education programs improve student achievement by reducing disruptive behaviors and improving daily attendance.

Students who participate in a quality physical education programs also receive age-appropriate skills & social skills that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. To support quality physical education programs, the Office of Healthy Schools provides online lesson plans through Health in Action, a Physical Education Framework, grant opportunities, and many other resources to schools.

Office of Healthy Schools     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-1737     Fax: (601) 576-1417

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