Environmental Change

Initiative Description: Implememnt “drop-off spots”: locations in the proximity of primary schools where parents can drop off or pick up their child.

Study Results: Positive sig effects were found for step counts before/after school hours and number of walking trips to/from school. The intervention was positively perceived by school principals and parents but teachers expressed doubts regarding future implementation.

Reference: Vanwolleghem, G., D’Haese, S., Van Dyck, D., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., & Cardon, G. (2014). Feasibility and effectiveness of drop-off spots to promote walking to school. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12966-014-0136-6

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars  Good