Classroom Activity

Initiative Description: Teachers from 4 elementary schools agreed to teach 1 math or science lesson per week in the school garden.

Study Results: Children spent a significantly larger proportion of time active on garden days than no-garden days at 3 of the 4 schools. The proportion of time spent sedentary and active differed significantly across the 4 schools

Reference: Rees-Punia, E., Holloway, A., Knauft, D., & Schmidt, M. D. (2017). Effects of school gardening lessons on elementary school children’s physical activity and sedentary time. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14(12), 959–964.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good