The annual Youth-Nex Conference on Physical Health & Well-Being, was held October 11 & 12, 2013 at the University of Virginia.
The following is a summary of the presentation by Russell Pate, Ph.D., by Jeanette Garcia, graduate student in the Curry School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, under the direction of Art Weltman, Ph.D., conference chair. Video also available here.
Russell Pate, Ph.D., is Professor and Director, Children’s Physical Activity Research Group, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. He is also the current president of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. His research interests include physical activity and physical fitness in children and the health implications of physical activity.
There is evidence that the following strategies are effective:
- Multi-component school interventions
- Physical education in school
There is evidence that the following strategies are emerging or suggestive:
- Activity breaks in school
- Pre-school and childcare settings
Community and built environment
The following strategies have insufficient evidence at this time:
- School physical environment and after-school
- Camps, youth organizations, and other programs in the community
- Family and home
- Primary care settings
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