Environmental Change – Before/Afterschool Activity

Initiative Description: The intervention included opportunities for students’ PA on-campus before, during, and after school hours involving increased access to Sports equipment and trained supervisors are available in playground area.

Study Results: Increased supervision and sports equipment availability was positively correlated with increases in observed PA. Results showed a significant intervention effect for observed before-school PA for girls.

Reference: Kercood, S., Sallis, J. F., Conway, T. L., McKenzie, T. L., Prochaska, J. J., Moody, J. S., & …Elder, J. P. (2015). School physical and social environment changes in relation to physical activity in middlesSchool. Health Behavior & Policy Review, 2(3), 171-181.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good