Before/Afterschool Activity – Educational or Curriculum

Youth Fit for Life Afterschool

Initiative Description:  3 times/week, 45-min session curriculum included cardiovascular, resistance, and flexibility training, in which all children could participate simultaneously, and a behavioral skills education component.

Study Results: Improved BMI and voluntary PA levels

Reference: Annesi, James J., Unruh, J. L., & Smith, A. E. (2007). Relations of sex differences in initial body mass index and physical activity with observed changes over 12 weeks among children in the youth fit for life after-school care intervention. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105(3_suppl), 1196–1202.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good