School Wide Activity – Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Multi-component physical activity intervention during 12 weeks that included improvement of physical education, extracurricular physical activities for overweight/obese students, physical activities at home, and health education lectures for students and parents

Study Results: The change in duration of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in intervention group (8.9 ± 4.3 min/day) was significantly different from that in control group (−13.8 ± 3.3 min/day).

Reference: Li, X. H., Lin, S. T., Guo, H. X., Huang, Y. L., Wu, L. J., Zhang, Z. L.,& Wang, H. J. (2014). Effectiveness of a school-based physical activity intervention on obesity in school children: a nonrandomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1282.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good