“Physical Activity 4 Everyone” – a scaled-up recipe for more active schools!
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What is it about?
We’ve actually trialled this program in schools before, and it was successful. It increased student’s physical activity amongst other positive weight and cost-effectiveness outcomes. But now we’ve scaled the program up for many more schools! The program involves seven ‘practices’ targeting: the curriculum, the school environment and partnerships with parents and the community. This protocol lays out the details of the program, and the planned evaluation.
Why is it important?
Up to 92% of Australian teens are inactive. Physical inactivity is on the rise in high income countries. We need action at scale! We’ve actually done this trial before and it was successful. But now we’ve scaled it up for many more schools!
The following have contributed to this page: Matthew Mclaughlin, Dr Rachel Sutherland, Professor John Wiggers, and Karen Gillham