Daily Physical Activity in Ontario
Physical inactivity has become a serious health issue for Canadian children and youth. In 2005, the Ontario government created the Daily Physical Activity (DPA) policy as part of the Healthy Schools Program. The DPA policy requires school boards to ensure that all elementary students have a minimum of 20 minutes of sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity each school day during instructional time.
PHO is conducting a series of three studies assessing the DPA policy in Ontario, looking at its development, implementation, and current status.