Environmental Change

Initiative Description: Hanging PA promoting messages around the school & murals, compiling physical activity websites, providing a collection of PA videotapes & books in the library, PA topics in the school newspaper & bulletin boards.

Study Results: Increased girls’ vigorous physical activity.

Reference: Ward, S. D., Saunders, R., Felton, M. G., Williams, E., Epping, N. J., & Pate, R. R. (2006). Implementation of a school environment intervention to increase physical activity in High school girls. Health Education Research, 21(6), 896-910.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good