Before/Afterschool Activity

Initiative Description: Active commuting to school. Accelerometers were used as measures.

Study Results: Active commuting to school was positively associated with improved attention in girls, but not boys.

Reference: Van Dijk, M. L., Groot, R. H., Acker, F. V., Savelberg, H. H., & Kirschner, P. A. (2014). Active commuting to school, cognitive performance, and academic achievement: An observational study in Dutch adolescents using accelerometers. BMC Public Health,14(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-799

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good