Before/Afterschool Activity

Initiative Description: Variety of afterschool PA programs.

Study Results: Children accumulated the highest levels of MVPA in ASPs that allocated ≥ 60 min.d-1 for PA opportunities (24.8-25.1 min.d-1 for boys and 17.1-19.4 min.d-1 for girls)

Reference: Brazendale, K., Beets, M. W., Weaver, R. G., Huberty, J., Beighle, A. E., & Pate, R. R. (2015). Wasting our time? Allocated versus accumulated physical activity in afterschool programs. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 12(8), 1061–1065.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good