April 11, 2012
Program Result Report
The Healthy Students, Healthy Minds project of Padres Unidos is working with Denver school board officials to implement a recess-before-lunch policy in all public schools, a schedule that gets kids to eat better and reduces discipline problems.
September 1, 2010
Learning Landscapes rebuilds worn-out schoolyards in Denver. This study compared physical activity at Learning Landscapes and non-renovated schoolyards. The authors built on previous research of physical activity in schoolyards by dividing the schoolyard surface into four categories.
February 22, 2010
"I saw a lot of excitement in the kids who were part of Walking Wednesdays," said Diana Straughan. "Often, their parents were with them and it created a fellowship."
January 26, 2010
The study did not reveal a substantial increase in very active children in renovated playgrounds. Instead, Brink says, "what we saw was a major reduction in sedentary behavior and a substantial increase in moderate behavior."
March 25, 2009
The implementation of federally mandated Local Wellness Policies had a minimal impact, according to a study of 45 rural Colorado school districts. After implementation, there was no change in the time spent in physical education and recess, nor in the policies supporting student participation in those activities.