Being active is extraordinarily important for children. Here are some resources that support it!
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Healthi Kids Resources:
Healthi Kids successfully advocated for 20 minutes of daily recess to be included in the Rochester City School District's wellness policy. Healthi Kids continues to monitor, evaluate, and explore additional ways we can promote kids receiving daily recess and structured playtime during school hours.
Healthi Kids has partnered with after school programs in the City of Rochester to improve healthy behavior. At Healthi Kids we recognize that after school has become the new neighborhood.
In some cases, children in the city eat their only meals at school and in out of school time programs.
Children and youth on average spend eight hours a week in out of school time programs.
Given the time each week a child spends in these programs, they are a valuable tool to support childhood growth, development and health outcomes.
Studies demonstrate that walking one mile to and from school each day allows kids to get two-thirds of their daily recommended physical activity. Walking to school is one way to promote a healthy weight and encourage daily physical activity. Healthi Kids has partnered with parents from the Rochester City School District to assess how safe it is for kids to walk to school every day and continues to work to improve the barriers to walkability.