What is it about?
Children and adolescents are not active enough. Many are also not a healthy weight! The original research study was conducted in 2014, and after 24 months, the study found very good results (see below 'outputs'). The current trial is testing the program across a large geographic area to test the 'real-world' effectiveness of the program. This includes 24 schools from 2017-2020.
Why is it important?
This program is one of the only secondary school based programs to show beneficial effects on physical activity across the whole day. It also attenuated weight increase and was cost-effective. The current real-world trial is a scaled-up version (see 'outputs' below), and is now being tested for implementation and effectiveness.