Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Incorporating four additional Physical Education (PE) lessons/week in primary schools.

Study Results: Mean BMI and total body fat percentage improved in intervention schools, but the difference with controls was not significant.

Reference: Klakk, H., Chin A Paw, M. J. M., Heidemann, M., Andersen, L. B., & Wedderkopp, N. (2013). Effect of four additional physical education lessons on body composition in children aged 8-13 years – a prospective study during two school years. BMC Pediatrics, 13(1), 170.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good