Health & Physical Education
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Health and Physical Education
All children need to move and be active in order to be healthy. Healthy minds and bodies are basic
Childhood obesity has been identified as a national concern. In order to address this epidemic, our school environments must promote high levels of physical activity and good nutrition. Studies show that good nutrition and physical fitness have benefits beyond improvement in overall health, with a direct and positive impact on a child’s academic performance. In addition to the physical education program offered at each grade level, fifth graders are assessed using the California Physical Fitness Test program. In addition to meeting the State requirement of 200 minutes of physical education every two weeks as part of the elementary school curriculum, West Side’s rural setting offers many additional opportunities for students to engage in a variety of physical activities.