Educational or Curriculum – Environmental Change

The IMPACT Physical Activity Intervention

Description: The IMPACT Physical Activity Intervention: included a health curriculum for grades 6 and 7 which included classroom lessons and behavioral journalism, a physical education program, and a school foodservice component that emphasized calcium-rich food choices

Study Results: Increased overall PA & decreased sedentary time.

Reference: Jones, D., Hoelscher, D. M., Kelder, S. H., Hergenroeder, A., & Sharma, S. V. (2008). Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary activity in adolescent girls – The incorporating more physical activity and calcium in teens (IMPACT) study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 5(1), 42.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good