Title

Rethinking school-based approaches to promote physical activity among children: using the evidence base more effectively

RIS ID

113335

Publication Details

Okely, A. D. (2017). Rethinking school-based approaches to promote physical activity among children: using the evidence base more effectively. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7 (1), 72-74.

Abstract

Implications Research: Researchers should seek to provide better quality evidence on the effect of interventions to promote physical activity during PE and the impact of such interventions on other important educational outcomes.

Policy: It is recommended that schools adopt the National Professional Recommendations for PE from SHAPE America which has been shown to result to higher levels of physical activity during PE than state-based policies.

Practice: We need to know the optimal "dose" of professional development that is needed each year to up-skill current specialist and classroom teachers so they can provide the best learning environments for their students during PE classes. This piece includes no original findings/data previously published, reported, or submitted elsewhere.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13142-017-0462-8