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Adam Šimůnek, Jan Dygrýn, Lukáš Jakubec, Filip Neuls, Karel Frömel and Gregory John Welk

recommendation. Coordinated use of pedometers in schools provides a way to promote education on PA, while also providing options for evaluating school-based interventions. Activity trackers are capable of assessing multiple indicators, but the focus of this study was on the validity of step count monitoring

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Yang Bai, Kelly Allums-Featherston, Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Gregory J. Welk and Norma Candelaria

enjoyment levels tended to have higher PA and lower SB levels. The interaction between enjoyment and student behaviors should be considered when planning PE programming or school-based interventions. The use of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs is increasingly common in K-12 settings ( 9

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Ayse Meydanlioglu and Ayse Ergun

to improve these healthy lifestyle behaviors. 13 The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program, which is a school-based intervention and focuses on making positive changes in the behaviors of school-age children both inside and outside school, is an age-appropriate program for children

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Emily M. D’Agostino, Sophia E. Day, Kevin J. Konty, Michael Larkin, Subir Saha and Katarzyna Wyka

association. 1 , 20 , 34 – 37 A growing body of literature shows efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism with school-based interventions. 15 , 16 , 38 , 39 For example, in NYC where approximately 200,000 students miss a month or more of the school year, the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic

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Ryan D. Burns, Youngwon Kim, Wonwoo Byun and Timothy A. Brusseau

.2009.068072 33. Peterson KE , Fox MK . Addressing the epidemic of childhood obesity through school-based interventions: what has been done and where do we go from here? J Law Med Ethics . 2007 ; 35 ( 1 ): 113 – 130 . PubMed ID: 17341220 doi:10.1111/j.1748-720X.2007.00116.x 17341220 10.1111/j

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Peng Zhang, Jung Eun Lee, David F. Stodden and Zan Gao

physical activity during weekdays and weekends . J Phys Act Health . 2012 ; 9 ( 1 ): 129 – 137 . PubMed ID: 22232499 doi:10.1123/jpah.9.1.129 10.1123/jpah.9.1.129 22232499 7. Lai S , Costigan S , Morgan P , et al . Do school-based interventions focusing on physical activity, fitness, or

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Sarah E. Roth, Monique Gill, Alec M. Chan-Golston, Lindsay N. Rice, Catherine M. Crespi, Deborah Koniak-Griffin and Michael L. Prelip

efforts directed toward preventing declines as youth age. Our research suggests that the middle school SPARK curriculum had mixed effects on students’ self-reported PA behavior as well as predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors for PA among a population of low-income, Latinx students. School-based

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Rodrigo Antunes Lima, Lisbeth Runge Larsen, Anna Bugge and Lars Bo Andersen

fitness as predictors of longitudinal change in adiposity during childhood . Eur J Sport Sci . 2012 ; 12 ( 4 ): 384 – 91 . doi:10.1080/17461391.2011.566368 10.1080/17461391.2011.566368 14. Minatto G , Barbosa Filho VC , Berria J , Petroski EL . School-based interventions to improve

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Lisa E. Bolger, Linda A. Bolger, Cian O’Neill, Edward Coughlan, Wesley O’Brien, Seán Lacey and Con Burns

.M. , Anderse , L.B. , & Martin , B.W. ( 2011 ). Effect of school-based interventions on physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents: A review of reviews and systematic update . British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 ( 11 ), 923 – 930 . PubMed ID: 21836176 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2011

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Grant R. Tomkinson, Justin J. Lang, Joel Blanchard, Luc A. Léger and Mark S. Tremblay

methods [ 16 , 45 , 67 , 122 ]) appear sensitive among children and youth to changes in physical activity levels resulting from school-based interventions ( 45 , 93 , 122 ) and other intervention settings ( 16 , 67 , 112 , 150 ), whereas other measures (eg, body mass index, blood pressure, blood