Physical Education in Schools
Both Quality and Quantity are Important
A Statement from the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes
Association, and the American Heart Association on Physical Education
Daily quality physical education in the nation’s schools is an important part of a student’s
comprehensive, well-rounded education program and a means of positively affecting life -
long health and well-being. The optimal physical education program will foster a lifetime
commitment to physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.