Initiative Description: AFLY5 was a large cluster randomized controlled trial that was conducted in 60 primary schools in the UK. The intervention included 16 detailed lesson plans and 10 parent-child interactive components.
Study Results: Finding a project champion within the school would enhance intervention effectiveness. Embedding diet and physical activity content across the curriculum and encouraging teachers to role model good diet and physical activity behaviors were seen as important.
Reference: Jago, R., Rawlins, E., Kipping, R. R., Wells, S., Chittleborough, C., Peters, T. J., … & Campbell, R. (2015). Lessons learned from the AFLY5 RCT process evaluation: implications for the design of physical activity and nutrition interventions in schools. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 946, 1-10.
Level of Evidence: Very Good