Literature Review

Initiative Description: Meta-analysis on best practices to maintain healthy BMI levels that included interventions with both physical activity and nutritional education (r = .148), and that included 3–5 sessions of physical activity per week.

Study Results: Decreased BMI.

Reference: Vasques, C., Magalhães, P., Cortinhas, A., Mota, P., Leitão, J., & Lopes, V. P. (2014). Effects of intervention programs on child and adolescent BMI: A meta-analysis study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(2), 426–444.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good