School Wide Activity – Classroom Activity

Initiative Description: Physical activity program that was enhanced in terms of duration, intensity, and frequency. In each class assigned to the intervention group the ordinary classroom teacher was joined by a physical education teacher who held the physical education lessons and monitored the activity carried out during the week. The daily physical activity consisted of at least 30 minutes of physical exercise per day, divided between the schoolyard (vigorous activity) and the classroom (moderate activity).

Study Results: Decreased sedentary time & Improved physical abilities.

Reference: Sacchetti, R., Ceciliani, A., Garulli, A., Dallolio, L., Beltrami, P., & Leoni, E. (2013). Effects of a 2‐year school‐based intervention of enhanced physical education in the primary school. Journal of School Health, 83(9), 639–646.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good