The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Report

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Report: Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Among Youth summarizes evidence-based intervention strategies for increasing physical activity in youth age 3 to 17. The report describes interventions for increasing activity in several key settings where youth live, play, and learn, including: school, preschool and childcare, community, family and home and primary care.

 

Key Findings and Recommendations

  • School Settings Hold a Realistic and Evidence-based Opportunity to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth
  • Preschool and Childcare Centers That Serve Young Children Are an Important Setting in Which to Enhance Physical Activity
  • Changes Involving the Built Environment and Multiple Sectors Are Promising and Merit Implementation Even as the Evidence Continues to Evolve
  • Media Campaigns and Technologies That Help Youth Regard Physical Activity as a Desirable and Fun Thing Are Valuable Strategies to Consider
  • To Advance Efforts to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth, Key Research Gaps Should be Addressed

 

Access the full report here: http://health.gov/PAGuidelines/Midcourse/