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YES! We Can PLAY: A Physical Activity and Nutrition After-School Program for 6th Graders

2019-10-24 12:49:30 | BioPortfolio

Summary

YES! We can PLAY: A Physical Activity and Nutrition After-School Program for 6th Graders, is a collaborative partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham City Schools District to decrease health disparities in obesity and obesity-related diseases by increasing physical activity levels and healthy eating behavior among Birmingham youth. Because physical activity levels often decline as students transition to middle school, the proposed program seeks to impact the sports readiness of students by providing opportunities for 6th graders to participate in 60 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Beginning with 6 middle schools, we aim to expand to 11 schools by the end of this project. Through the daily after-school program in which children choose from a menu of sports programming that changes every 8 weeks, the proposed intervention will increase physical literacy of the students through education related to both physical activity and nutrition as well as social-emotional learning which will increase students' ability to integrate the information and activities of the program into their lives moving forward.

Study Design

Conditions

Child Obesity

Intervention

Sports Readiness Intervention

Location

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35205

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-24T12:49:30-0400

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