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Individual Counseling by Health Professionals

Approach: Promote physical activity counseling during well-child visits

NPM: 8 - Physical Activity

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Children and Adolescents

Infrastructure and Environmental Supports for Physical Activity

Approach: Promote the development and use of infrastructure that facilitates physical activity (e.g., walking trails, sidewalks, playgrounds, parks)

NPM: 8 - Physical Activity

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Community

Mass Communication Strategies Combined with Other Efforts

Approach: Use mass media strategies (e.g., posters, flyers, websites) in conjunction with other strategies to promote physical activity

NPM: 8 - Physical Activity

Evidence: Mixed Evidence

Target Audience: Community

Policies Regarding the Use and Promotion of Local Locations and Resources

Approach: Develop policies for the use of local locations and resources (e.g., sporting clubs, community centers, shopping malls, schools) and promote physical activity events at these locations

NPM: 8 - Physical Activity

Evidence: Mixed Evidence

Target Audience: Community

School-based Programs and Activities: Active Recess

Approach: Implement 30-minute, semi-structured or structured recess breaks in elementary schools

NPM: 8 - Physical Activity

Evidence: Scientifically Rigorous

Target Audience: Children/Schools

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.