Adab P, Pallan MJ, Lancashire ER, Hemming K, Frew E, Barrett T, Bhopal R, Cade JE, Canaway A, Clarke JL, Daley A, Deeks JJ, Duda JL, Ekelund U, Gill P, Griffin T, McGee E, Hurley K, Martin J, Parry J, Passmore S, Cheng KK. Effectiveness of a childhood obesity prevention programme delivered through schools, targeting 6 and 7 year olds: cluster randomised controlled trial (WAVES study). British Medical Journal. 2018 Feb 7;360:k211. Access Abstract
NPM: 8: Physical Activity
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): Comprehensive School-Based PA Program, CLASSROOM_SCHOOL, Multicomponent School-Based Program
Intervention Description: The 12 month intervention encouraged healthy eating and physical activity, including a daily additional 30 minute school time physical activity opportunity, a six week interactive skill based programme in conjunction with Aston Villa football club, signposting of local family physical activity opportunities through mail-outs every six months, and termly school led family workshops on healthy cooking skills.
Conclusion: The primary analyses suggest that this experiential focused intervention had no statistically significant effect on BMI z score or on preventing childhood obesity. Schools are unlikely to impact on the childhood obesity epidemic by incorporating such interventions without wider support across multiple sectors and environments.
Study Design: Cluster RCT
Setting: 53 schools
Target Audience: Ages 5-6
Data Source: Actiheart worn continuously for 5 days
Sample Size: 1467 children
Age Range: Ages 5-6