[From the Physical Activity Alliance] Actions to support physical activity in U.S. preschoolers were needed before the COVID-19 pandemic, and such actions are needed even more as the pandemic continues to challenge families and many other elements of society. While formal surveys in the U.S. are lacking, it appears likely that the pandemic has produced … Continue reading “New Paper from the Physical Activity Alliance: Physical Activity for Preschoolers During the COVID Pandemic”
This page will be updated as new information becomes available. [Last update: September 11, 2020] Click here to browse resources for remote physical activity and physical education for educators, families, and administrators Click here to browse resources for planning Safe Routes to School for Fall 2020 Remote Physical Activity and Physical Education Resources for Educators, … Continue reading “Resources for Educators, Families, & Administrators to Ensure a Safe & Physically Active 2020-2021 School Year”
This page will be updated as new information becomes available. [Last update: June 11, 2020] Although we are all practicing universal social distancing, we can still laugh, play, learn, and grow closer outside of class and work. As such, it’s important to adhere to local government, department of public health, and CDC guidance in order … Continue reading “Resources for Children & Families to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
A new study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health looked at the effects and costs of two training models to scale-up the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative at a national level, and noted some promising findings. In this group-randomized trial, authors studied implementation of the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical … Continue reading “STUDY: Assessing the Effectiveness of OSNAP Scaled-Up Nationally”
On December 11, Dr. Angie Cradock, Deputy Director of the HPRC will present a poster featuring findings from a recent report commissioned by the Physical Activity Research Center (PARC) at the 2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. About the Conference The purpose of the Conference … Continue reading “HPRC Research to Be Presented at the 2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation”
A study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health used data from the U.S. Census and the American Community Survey to look at how people ages 16 and older got to and from work over time between 2000 and 2016 in counties with populations of at least 100,000 people. The authors calculated … Continue reading “STUDY: Evidence to Inform a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy”
At the 33rd National Child Nutrition Conference in Chicago, IL, Dr. Rebekka Lee will present on OSNAP and the evidence-base for practice recommendations for healthy foods, beverages and physical activity levels for children in OST care. Presentation details are below. Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm OSNAP: Tools for Out of School Time Nutrition … Continue reading “OSNAP to Be Presented at the 33rd National Child Nutrition Conference”
On Wednesday, February 3, at the 2016 Active Living Research (ALR) Conference, Dr. Angie Cradock will present CHOICES research on using cost-effectiveness analysis to prioritize policy and programmatic approaches to physical activity promotion and obesity prevention in childhood.
Eat Well & Keep Moving, Third Edition (Human Kinetics), is a school-based program that equips children with the knowledge, skills, and supportive environment they need to lead more healthful lives by choosing nutritious diets and being physically active. Designed for fourth- and fifth-grade students, its six interlinked components—classroom education, physical education, school-wide promotional campaigns, food services, staff … Continue reading “Third edition of award-winning, evidence-based curriculum released!”
An HPRC study that tested the effectiveness of OSNAP in increasing children’s physical activity levels in afterschool programs found that the intervention successfully made existing activity time more vigorously active.