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active kidsClassroom Energizers

Classroom Energizers is an evidence-based intervention that increases K-5 and middle school students' physical activity levels. These 10-minute physical activity breaks integrate with academic concepts to reinforce classroom work through movement. Energizers have proven to improve student focus, time on task, memory, attention span and concentration.

Training Available

We offer training to schools and school districts that want to have their teachers trained to use the Energizers in their classrooms. For more detail and fee structure, view the Classroom Energizers flyer (425 K PDF) or contact Mary Caskey (caske002@umn.edu; 320-203-6102).

Related Resources

Energizers for Simply Good Eating — Short group activities to help educators get others moving; for classrooms, community groups, and beyond.

Healthy Schools — Resources for creating a healthy food environment at your local school.

Go Wild — Comprehensive classroom-based programs for 3rd-5th graders designed to promote healthy food consumption and physical activity. Includes a school foodservice component.

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