National Guidelines

Physical EducationSHAPE America believes every child in the United States deserves both a quality physical education and physical activity program. Learn the difference between physical activity and physical education.

Physical Activity Guidelines 

SHAPE America recommends school-age children accumulate at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of physical activity per day while avoiding prolonged periods of inactivity. Learn more...

Physical Education Guidelines 

SHAPE America recommends that schools provide 150 minutes of instructional physical education for elementary school children, and 225 minutes for middle and high school students per week for the entire school year. Learn more...

Early Childhood Policy Guide Series

girl playing hop scotchAll young children should have the opportunity to learn and grow each day by eating well, actively playing, and developing motor skills. Our Policy Guide Series can help inform federal, state, and local actions that can help providers overcome these obstacles. Learn more...