Environmental Change

Initiative Description: An active permissive classroom environment with a plasticized hockey rink, standing desks, and vertical mobile white boards.

Study Results: Children moved significantly more while attending school in the activity-permissive environment compared to the amount that they moved in either of the traditional school environments (P < 0.0001 for both)

Reference: Lanningham-foster, L., Foster, R. C., Mccrady, S. K., Manohar, C. U., Jensen, T. B., Mitre, N. G., . . . Levine, J. A. (2008). Changing the school environment to increase physical activity in children. Obesity, 16(8), 1849-53. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/oby.2008.282

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good