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Evaluation of an extension-delivered resource for accelerating progress in childhood obesity prevention: The BEPA-toolkit

Authors

Gunter, K.B.; Nader, P.A.; Armington, A.; Hicks, J.C.; John, D.

Abstract

The Balanced Energy Physical Activity Toolkit, or the BEPA-Toolkit, supports physical activity (PA) programming via Extension in elementary schools. In a pilot study, we evaluated the effectiveness of the BEPA-Toolkit as used by teachers through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education partnerships. We surveyed teachers (n = 57) regarding their use of the kit and examined associations between teacher use of the kit and objectively measured PA of students (n = 1,103). Over 80% of responders reported that the BEPA-Toolkit provided additional opportunities for PA, and children regularly exposed to the kit were more active than those having less exposure to it. The BEPA-Toolkit may support PA opportunities in underresourced school settings. © 2017 Extension Journal Inc.

SNAP-Ed Toolkit Intervention

BE Physically Active 2Day (BEPA 2.0)