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University of Minnesota Extension

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* Energizers Classroom-based Physical Activities is an evidence-based intervention proven to increase K-5 student physical activity levels. These 10-minute physical activity breaks integrate with academic concepts to reinforce classroom work through movement. Initiated in North Carolina in 2007 and introduced to Minnesota in 2010, Energizers have proven to improve student focus, time on task, memory, attention span and concentration.

Funding Source
Free Material
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Classification
  • Pilot Tested
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.