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Bringing Physical Activity into the Classroom

Developed by the ILSI Research Foundation with the assistance of health professionals and education experts, TAKE10 engages students in 10 minutes of physical activity while reinforcing specific academic objectives in math, reading, language arts, science, social studies, and nutrition and health.

Through the integration of movement, nutrition and health with core academic content, TAKE10 promotes physical activity, healthy eating, and learning in a fun and creative way. The program:

Integrates movement with core curriculum concepts in each activity

Includes nutrition education and physical activity lessons

Includes grade specific materials for students in kindergarten through 5th grade

Developed by teachers for teachers

Provides 10-minute activity breaks

Teacher-friendly and kid-approved

Want to implement TAKE10 into your classroom? Contact rf@ilsi.org for more information.

Resources

Do Short Physical Activity Breaks in Classrooms Work?

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Brief finds short physical activity breaks during the school day may improve student behavior and on-task behavior, and improve some measures of health. ILSI Research Foundation’s TAKE10! is mentioned as an school intervention program that helps.

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Ten Years of TAKE 10!: Integrating Physical Activity with Academic Concepts in Elementary School Classrooms

Current literature supports the link between physical activity (PA) or fitness and a child’s ability to achieve academically; however, little structured activity time is incorporated into elementary school classrooms. This paper explores the impact of a classroom-based PA program, TAKE 10!, and health-academic integration through existing state and federal policy and programming.

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