Before/Afterschool Activity

Strategies To Enhance Practice (STEPS) intervention program

Initiative Description: intentional programming of physical activity opportunities in an after-school program´s daily schedule and professional development training.

Study Results: Increased MVPA in afterschool programs to achieve a 30-minute/day policy

Reference: Beets, M. W., Weaver, R. G., Turner-McGrievy, G., Huberty, J., Ward, D. S., Pate, R. R., Beighle, A. (2015). Making policy practice in afterschool programs a randomized controlled trial on physical activity changes. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 48(6), 694–706.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good