Initiative Description: Teachers in Intervention schools were asked to deliver 15 min of moderate to intense physical activity daily to achieve 75 min of extra physical activity per week (in addition to 2×40 min PE classes). Teachers provided opportunities in the classroom for students to ‘snack on physical activities’ such as skipping, dancing, and resistance exercises throughout the school day.
Study Results: Significant improvements in Cardio Respiratory Fitness
Reference: Reed, K. E., Warburton, D. E. R., Macdonald, H. M., Naylor, P. J., & McKay, H. A. (2008). Action Schools! BC: A school-based physical activity intervention designed to decrease cardiovascular disease risk factors in children. Preventive Medicine, 46(6), 525–531. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2008.02.020
Level of Evidence: Very Good