Environmental Change – School Wide Activity
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Initiative Description: a 36-week Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP).

Study Results: there were statistically significant improvements in HDL cholesterol (Δ = 3.6 mg/dL, 95% CI: 1.4 mg/dL to 5.8 mg/dL, P = .039), triglycerides (Δ = –14.1 mg/dL, 95% CI: –21.4 mg/dL to –6.8 mg/dL, P = .022), and mean arterial pressure (Δ = –4.3 mmHg, 95% CI: –8.5 mmHg to –0.1 mmHg, P = .041) following the 36-week CSPAP intervention

Reference: Burns, R. D., Brusseau, T. A., & Hannon, J. C. (2017). Effect of comprehensive school physical activity programming on cardiometabolic health markers in children from low-income schools. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14(9), 671–676. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0691

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good