Educational or Curriculum – School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: The intervention consisted of multi-component PA-intervention during school hours and was conducted by teachers at each intervention school. PA was assessed by means of accelerometers and subjectively at the intervention schools via teachers’ PA log-books. Students enrolled were to have opportunities to engage in physical activity during PE lessons, recess and also during classes where physical activity was to be integrated into various subjects on the general curriculum.

Study Results: Increased MVPA Minutes.

Reference: Magnusson, K. T., Sigurgeirsson, I., Sveinsson, T., & Johannsson, E. (2011). Assessment of a two-year school-based physical activity intervention among 7-9-year-old children. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8(1), 138.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good