Active Living Research (ALR), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has recently published three new research briefs that summarize the findings from research that focuses on children and physical activity.
The research briefs include:
- Reaching the Goal of 60 Minutes of Physical Activity for Children: This brief highlights a study that looked at specific ways that schools and communities can help children achieve the daily recommended dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
- State Laws on School Physical Activity Lack Monitoring and Funding: This brief reports on findings from an assessment of physical education laws across the nation, showing that without adequate monitoring and reporting, the laws are likely to be ineffective.
- Do Short Physical Activity Breaks in Classrooms Work? : This brief summarizes the research on how programs that provide classroom physical activity breaks impact physical activity, academic performance, health and related factors in children. The focus is on activity breaks held in the classroom and it does not include physical education or recess.
To learn more about the latest promising approaches for preventing obesity, increasing children’s physical activity levels, and improving overall health, please visit ALR’s website.