Classroom Activity

Initiative Description: Active Classrooms intervention that integrates movement into academic lessons and throughout the school day.

Study Results: A significant difference for change in daily class time MVPA levels was identified between the treatment (n = 95) and control (n = 91) groups from pre- to postintervention (P < .001) and this difference was maintained at follow-up (P < .001).

Reference: Martin, R., & Murtagh, E. (2017). Active classrooms: A cluster randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a movement integration intervention on the physical activity levels of primary school children. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14(4), 290–300.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good