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Elementary School Toolkit: Reducing Sedentary Behaviour

Download the Elementary School Toolkit: Reducing Sedentary Behaviour (PDF) and find strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour among children and youth. Strategies target multiple levels of influence including students’ and parents’ attitudes and knowledge, classroom and school level social and physical environments as well as school policies.

Review the Opportunities for Change Chart to help identify activities your school currently engages in and highlight opportunities for future change. These opportunities will help make your school's environment more supportive.

Elementary School Toolkit: Reducing Sedentary Behaviour



Highlights of the Toolkit

  • Curriculum related activities that can be used in the classroom and school to reduce sedentary behaviour.
  • Activities to support school and classroom leadership and student engagement.
  • School level initiatives to create supportive environments.
  • Announcements and health walls.

Contact Us

To contact the School Health Team at the Middlesex-London Health Unit, please call 519-663-5317 ext. 9010 or email 


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Date of creation: September 25, 2017
Last modified on: December 3, 2019