Before the School Bell Rings: How a Before-School Physical Activity Program Improves Executive Functions

Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Health and medicine
Organization:
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
Description or Abstract: 

Across the country, school administrators and educators struggle to find time for children to engage in physical activity while still giving them enough time in academic instruction. The steep rise in childhood obesity in the U.S. (National Center for Health Statistics, 2011; Ogden, Carroll, Kit, & Flegal, 2014) suggests that the concern is urgent.

Publication Name: 
Afterschool Matters
Volume: 
22
Page Number: 
54-58
Document:

Team Members

Georgia HallGeorgia HallAuthor
Kristin Fay PostonKristin Fay PostonAuthor
Stephanie HarrisStephanie HarrisAuthor

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