Literature Review

Initiative Description:  Systematic review on long-term (≥12 months) school-based PA interventions and the effects on body mass index (BMI) in primary school children.

Study Results: Long-term school-based interventions containing PA as a core component were effective in BMI reduction.

Reference: Mei, H., Xiong, Y., Xie, S., Guo, S., Li, Y., Guo, B., & Zhang, J. (2016). The impact of long-term school-based physical activity interventions on body mass index of primary school children – a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Public Health, 16, 205.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good