Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Children in the program play soccer three days a week (two practice days with up to two hours of moderate-to vigorous physical activity and one inter-school game day with a warm-up period
followed by a one-hour game) and perform community service or undertake creative writing the remaining two days a week.

Study Results: improvement in physical fitness and BMI.

Reference: Madsen, K. A., Thompson, H. R., Wlasiuk, L., Queliza, E., Schmidt, C., & Newman, T. B. (2009). After-school program to reduce obesity in minority children: a pilot study. Journal of Child Health Care, 13(4), 333–346.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good