Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: A school‐based prevention program on physical activity, fitness, and obesity: 10 health‐related lessons at school over a period of 1 year. Parents and teachers attended two and three educational health‐related lessons, respectively, and also received 10 newsletters on health issues.

Study Results: Decreased waist circumference.

Reference: Siegrist, M., Lammel, C., Haller, B., Christle, J., & Halle, M. (2013). Effects of a physical education program on physical activity, fitness, and health in children: The JuvenTUM project. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 23(3), 323–330.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good