Educational or Curriculum

The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH)

Initiative Description: Intervention components included PE curricular materials, professional development (in-service) sessions, and on-site consultations with teachers.

Study Results: Increased MVPA. Classroom teachers improved physical activity relatively more than PE specialists.

Reference: McKenzie, T. L., Stone, E. J., Feldman, H. A., Epping, J. N., Yang, M., Strikmiller, P. K., & Parcel, G. S. (2001). Effects of the CATCH physical education intervention: Teacher type and lesson location. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 21,101- 109. doi:10.1016/S0749-3797(01)00335-X

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good