Classroom Activity

Take 10! Program

Initiative Description: a classroom-based, physical activity promotion program that integrates activity into the elementary school academic curriculum. I7 The program provides teachers with grade-specific activities linked to core curriculum objectives in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and character educa- tion. The program provides physical activity that reinforces academic concepts and skills. Ten-minute physical activity sessions implemented during regular class time substitute for a seated activity. Teachers conduct one or more 10- minute session per day in addition to any physical educa- tion or recess periods provided for student

Study Results: Increased MVPA Minutes.

Reference: Stewart, J. A., Dennison, D. A., Kohl, H. W., & Doyle, J. A. (2004). Exercise level and energy expenditure in the TAKE 10! in-class physical activity program. The Journal of School Health, 74(10), 397–400.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good