Active Science Pilot Study: A Multi-Site, Controlled Trial to Assess Program Feasibility and Effectiveness

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Poster Session

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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise


American College of Sports Medicine

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Abstract/ Summary

One of the major factors contributing to childhood obesity is physical inactivity. It is recommended that children and adolescents participate in sixty minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily. Recently, after-school programs have been identified as ideal settings where children (5-14 years) can accumulate a significant portion of their total daily, recommended level of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.