Physical Activity: Family-Based Interventions
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends family-based interventions to increase physical activity among children. Family-based interventions combine activities to build family support with health education to increase physical activity among children. Interventions include 1 or more of the following: goal-setting tools and skills to monitor progress, such as a website to enter information; reinforcement of positive health behaviors, such as reward charts or role modeling of physical activity by parents or instructors; and organized physical activity sessions, such as instructor-led opportunities for active games. Interventions also may provide information about other lifestyle behaviors, such as choosing healthier foods or reducing screen time.