School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: Providing structured recess led by a trained staff member. It consisted of 22 games that were selected from other elementary school PA intervention studies

Study Results: Moderate‐to‐vigorous physical activity during recess increased significantly in intervention school children from 6.9 ± 0.8 to 14.9 ± 0.9 min pre‐ and post‐intervention.

Reference: Howe, C. A., Freedson, P. S., Alhassan, S., Feldman, H. A., & Osganian, S. K. (2012). A recess intervention to promote moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Pediatric Obesity, 7(1), 82–88.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good