Numerous health agencies have called for schools to adopt policies to promote physical education (PE). This study examined the association between PE polices at the district and school level, as well as the overall PE environment, and PE and recess time.
Data from 65 schools in 27 different school districts were recruited from nine states. Each school had a designated liaison, typically the PE teacher, to serve as the key informant.
- There were significant associations between PE policies and the school PE environment variables. Some measures designed to increase daily physical activity resulted in reduction in PE time, but more recess time.
Results from this study show that school policies regarding PE are more likely to be adopted if policies are in place at the district level. A multilevel ecological approach model, addressing this topic is discussed in this article (Figure 1.)
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