Aim: To assess the correlation between after-school program attendance and meeting the Center for Disease Control (CDC) requirement of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day.
Background: Less than 50% of all children meet the CDC required amount of MVPA.1
Methods: Survey provided to 350 students in grades 6-12 describing participation in after-school programs
Analysis: We will analyze how many students participate in the after-school programs and how long those programs dedicate to physical exercise. We will also analyze what type of exercise is performed.
Limitations: We are limited to the students who are present in the classes we pass the surveys out to. Also, our data will only be analyzed on the surveys that are turned in complete.
Bentil, Dorcas; Crouch, Leah; Kaltsas, Vignette; Luchau, Christina; Wallen, Phoebe; and Zheng, Lily
"Impact of After-School Activities on Meeting CDC Requirements in Virginian Adolescents,"
OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 4, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/ourj/vol4/iss1/8