Educational or Curriculum – School Wide Activity

HOP’N program

Initiative Description: community government human service agency (Cooperative Extension) led community development efforts, a three-time yearly training of after-school staff, daily PA for 30 minutes following CATCH guidelines, a daily healthful snack, and a weekly nutrition and PA curriculum (HOP’N Club)

Study Results: Increased MVPA minutes. Active recreation program time at HOP’N sites was 23.40 minutes (intervention year 1, p = 0.01) and 14.20 minutes (intervention year 2, p = 0.10) greater than control sites.

Reference: Dzewaltowski, D. A., Rosenkranz, R. R., Geller, K. S., Coleman, K. J., Welk, G. J., Hastmann, T. J., & Milliken, G. A. (2010). HOP’N after-school project: an obesity prevention randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7(1), 90.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good