More physical education classes will be arranged for the students, said Wang Dengfeng, an official with the ministry, at a press conference.
Wang added that other measures include relieving the study pressure on the students and helping them cultivate healthy habits.
Overweight and short-sightedness are increasingly prominent problems for Chinese students. About 53.6 percent of Chinese children and teenagers suffered from short-sightedness in 2018.
Wang noted that the prevention and control of short-sightedness are among the major targets of the campaign, adding that measures including improving lighting conditions for the students will be adopted.