Environmental Change – School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: Interventions included organized physical activities during breaks, PA before and after school; improved availability of physical activity opportunities in and around the school environment; increased physical education lesson time; improved availability or accessibility of healthy food options; and restricted availability and accessibility of unhealthy food options

Study Results: Increased MVPA.

Reference: De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Van Cauwenberghe, E., Spittaels, H., Oppert, J.-M., Rostami, C., Brug, J., & Maes, L. (2011). School-based interventions promoting both physical activity and healthy eating in Europe: a systematic review within the HOPE project. Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 12(3), 205–216. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00711.x

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good