Educational or Curriculum – Environmental Change

Initiative Description: The intervention components were classroom health education, vigorous physical education, and lower fat, lower sodium school lunches (SLs).

Study Results: Physical activity increased in the intervention schools from baseline to PST in the percent of time children engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity from less than 10% of class time at baseline to about 40% at PST.

Reference: Simons-Morton, B. G., Parcel, G. S., Baranowski, T., Forthofer, R., & O’Hara, N. M. (1991). Promoting physical activity and a healthful diet among children: Results of a school based intervention study. American Journal of Public Health, 81(8), 986-991.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good