School Wide Activity – Classroom Activity

Initiative Description: Multi-component physical activity program: daily physical education (i.e. two additional lessons per week on top of three regular lessons), short physical activity breaks during academic lessons, and daily physical activity homework,

Study Results: Significant improvements in Cardio Respiratory Fitness.

Reference: Meyer, U., Schindler, C., Zahner, L., Ernst, D., Hebestreit, H., Mechelen, W. van, Kriemler, S. (2014). Long-term effect of a school-based physical activity program (KISS) on fitness and adiposity in children: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLoS One; San Francisco, 9(2), e87929.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good