Before/Afterschool Activity

Initiative Description: Afterschool programs to promote physical activity and nutrition through environmental change, educational activities, and parent engagement (through a family handbook, newsletters, handouts, and e-mail messages).

Study Results: Increased daily PA levels.

Reference: Gortmaker, S. L., Lee, R. M., Mozaffarian, R. S., Sobol, A. M., Nelson, T. F., Roth, B. A., & Wiecha, J. L. (2012). Effect of an after-school intervention on increases in children’s physical activity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(3), 450–457.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good