Before/Aftreschool Activity

Walking School Bus

Initiative Description: Implement Walking School Bus: informally (small number of families who take turns to walk a group of children to school) or formally (highly structured, with specific routes, timetables, and trained volunteers)

Study Results: Walking school buses were associated with increased prevalence of walking to school and general activity levels.

Reference: Parrish, A., Okely, A. D., Batterham, M., Cliff, D., & Magee, C. (2016). PACE: A group randomised controlled trial to increase children’s break-time playground physical activity. Journal of Science & Medicine In Sport, 19(5), 413-418.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good