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ERIC Number: EJ1176091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Increasing At-Risk Youth Self-Reported and Objectively Measured Physical Activity in an Afterschool Program
Walther, Ashley; Dunker, Tara; Franzen-Castle, Lisa; Krehbiel, Michelle
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v110 n1 p59-63 Win 2018
Physical activity is essential for youth's health, growth, and development; however, only 42% of children in the United States meet physical activity recommendations. Piloted in spring 2016, "WeCook: Fun with Food and Fitness" engaged at-risk youth in physical activity, food preparation, and nutrition education. The objective was to determine if the program increased self-reported and objectively measured physical activity from pre- to post-assessment. The secondary aim was to test the feasibility of Fitbits as an objective measure. Results demonstrated a trend toward increased self-reported physical activity and a significant difference in average steps taken pre- to post-assessment, according to Fitbit data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska (Lincoln)
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