School Wide Activity – Environmental Change

Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time (ATLAS)

Initiative Description: obesity prevention program that included professional development, fitness equipment for schools, teacher-delivered physical activity sessions, lunch-time activity sessions, researcher-led seminars, a smartphone application, and parental strategies

Study Results: Sustained effects were found for screen-time, resistance training skill competency, and motivational regulations for school sport

Reference: Lubans, D. R., Smith, J. J., Plotnikoff, R. C., Dally, K. A., Okely, A. D., Salmon, J., & Morgan, P. J. (2016). Assessing the sustained impact of a school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent boys: the ATLAS cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 92.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good