Before/Afterschool Activity

Keep it Moving! (KIM)

Initiative Description: Keep It Moving! (KIM) after‐school PA program. Each KIM session was led by a PE teacher from within the school district and 1 to 2 volunteer assistants. The average program staff to student ratio was approximately 1:15. The KIM program adheres to no set curriculum, and students are offered structured or unstructured play determined by the program staff leading each session. KIM sessions were held indoors and outdoors on school property and began shortly after-school at approximately 3:30 PM. Sessions typically lasted between 45 and 60 minutes.

Study Results: Increased MVPA (>20 minutes per session).

Reference: Schuna, J., Lauersdorf, R. L., Behrens, T. K., Liguori, G., & Liebert, M. L. (2013). An objective assessment of children’s physical activity during the keep it moving! After‐ school program. Journal of School Health, 83(2), 105–111.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good