School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: A Walking School Bus (WSB) intervention was implemented for 2 years in 2 schools with a third school as a control.

Study Results: A WSB intervention increased the frequency of walking to school and established a link with increased daily physical activity.

Reference: Heelan, K. A., Abbey, B. M., Donnelly, J. E., Mayo, M. S., & Welk, G. J. (2009). Evaluation of a walking school bus for promoting physical activity in youth. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 6(5), 560–567.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good