Educational or Curriculum – Policy

Initiative Description: The intervention included 4 goals: improving physical education, health education, family/community involvement, and school wellness policies. Children’s physical activity was assessed by a pedometer, and nutrition was assessed by a previous day recall survey at four time points.

Study Results: The intervention had significant effects on increasing the percentages of children meeting physical activity (1% vs 5%, p < .01) and nutrition (15% vs 26%, p < .01) recommendations

Reference: Ling, J., King, K. M., Speck, B. J., Kim, S., & Wu, D. (2014). Preliminary Assessment of a School-Based Healthy Lifestyle Intervention Among Rural Elementary School Children. Journal of School Health, 84(4), 247-255.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good