The Balanced Energy Physical Activity (BEPA) Toolkit

Barbara Bromley Brody, Katherine B. Gunter

Abstract


The Balanced Energy Physical Activity Toolkit is an evidence-based, behaviorally focused physical activity resource. The BEPA-Toolkit is designed for applications in various educational settings to increase children’s physical activity time, with materials and activity ideas that are applicable for use in and outside of the classroom and before, during, or after school. It includes over 50 activity cards that convey integrated messages about healthy eating and physical activity through movement. This practical resource has been shown to increase children’s physical activity at school.


Keywords


obesity prevention; physical activity promotion; school-based physical activity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2018.646

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