Classroom Activity

Initiative Description: Physical Activity breaks in the classroom. Interventions began in early Fall 2013 and lasted the duration of the school year. Implementation strategies varied across districts, with primary components in all districts including appointing a district-level coordinator to provide teacher training, technical assistance, support groups, and materials specific to classroom physical activity breaks (e.g., handouts, instruction books, videos, websites).

Study Results: Students in classrooms with activity breaks were more likely to obtain 30 min/day of MVPA during school.

Reference: Carlson, J. A., Engelberg, J. K., Cain, K. L., Conway, T. L., Mignano, A. M., Bonilla, E. A., & Sallis, J. F. (2015). Implementing classroom physical activity breaks: Associations with student physical activity and classroom behavior. Preventive Medicine, 81, 67–72.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good