Environmental Change – Educational or Curriculum

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: Qualitative measures showed the girls were more involved in PA. Quantitative measures showed increases in both MVPA and vigorous PA.

Reference: Felton, G., Saunders, R. P., Ward, D. S., Dishman, R. K., Dowda, M., & Pate, R. R. (2005). Promoting physical activity in girls: A case study of one school’s success. Journal of
School Health, 75(2), 57

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good