Educational or Curriculum

SPARK Curriculum

Initiative Description: Weekly nutrition lessons, SPARK PE, daily classroom PA, teacher PD, updating school wellness policies, before and after school programs, and involving the family and community (CDC’s Coordinated School Health Program

Study Results:Children’s physical activity behaviors significantly improved over the 3-year intervention.

Reference: King, K. M., & Ling, J. Y. (2015). Results of a 3-year, nutrition and physical activity intervention for children in rural, low-socioeconomic status elementary schools. Health Education Research, 30(4), 647–659.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good