School Wide Activity


Initiative Description: APPLE Program: empoys a health facilitator at each school, implementing healthy eating and active living strategies while addressing the unique needs and barriers to health promotion in the school environment and ensuring all their students receive a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity per school day.

Study Results: Increased self-reported PA.

Reference: Fung, C., Kuhle, S., Lu, C., Purcell, M., Schwartz, M., Storey, K., & Veugelers, P. J. (2012). From “best practice” to “next practice”: the effectiveness of school-based health promotion in improving healthy eating and physical activity and preventing childhood obesity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(1), 27.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good