School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: Physical Activity (PA) interventions with school personnel planning for their own health ecology with state level support for one year.

Study Results: 3 of the 4 intervention schools significantly increased both school day and 24 hr PA. School personnel reported significantly more favorable results at post test for nurse visits, student absences, and classroom teachers’ use of PA breaks. Using a health ecology lens, when schools develop their own PA intervention and have “buy in” from staff, significant increases in PA are attainable

Reference: Kulinna, P H; Brusseau, TA.; Cothran, D; Tudor-Locke, C (2012). Changing school physical activity an examination of individual school designed programs. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 31 (2) p113-130.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good