ERIC Number: EJ1036590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Best Practices and Recommendations for Increasing Physical Activity in Youth
Erwin, Heather; Beets, Michael W.; Centeio, Erin; Morrow, James R., Jr.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v85 n7 p27-34 2014
Many efforts to increase the physical activity levels of Americans have been introduced and implemented over the past 20 years. National Physical Activity Guidelines have been established, and the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) is now in place, which includes a specific sector dedicated to education. This article addresses the Education Sector of the NPAP and its seven strategies for implementation, as well as an overview of the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program model (CSPAP). Included in this discussion is evidence supporting components of CSPAP, including physical education, in-school physical activity, out-of-school physical activity, staff involvement, and family and community engagement. This article also describes how physical and health educators, university programs, coaches and youth program directors, and higher education faculty can collaborate in implementing and sustaining school-based physical activity efforts.
Descriptors: Best Practices, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Youth Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Comprehensive School Health Education, College School Cooperation, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Change Strategies, Teacher Role, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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