Studying the impact of Texas Senate Bill 42 on middle school children's level of physical activity

The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.This project will examine the initial impact of the recently signed into law Texas Senate Bill 42 in which all Texas public middle schools must require students to engage in at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity. The project will determine the barriers to and facilitators of implementation of the law and the ultimate impact of the mandate on school physical education, child physical activity and child overweight, specifically among children living in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. The project complements an existing Active Living Research grant studying the impact of a parallel law covering elementary schools. Deliverables include one or more manuscripts to be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, a report to appear on the Coordinated Approach to Child Health Web site and presentations at various national conferences, such as the Active Living Research conference.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $49,985.00

Awarded on: 1/26/2006

Time frame: 4/1/2006 - 4/30/2008

Grant Number: 56318


Cristina S. Barroso
Project Director