The one-lesson SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program was implemented to 359 elementary school youth (51% male, 68% 4th grade) in New York state school settings.
Of the children who received the SPORT PPW program, the following percentage said they will engage in these healthy behaviors in the next month:
97% will play sports or get physical activity on most days
88% will get 8 or more hours of sleep on most nights
94% will eat fruits and vegetables each day
91% will eat breakfast each morning
71% will talk with their parents about their health habits
91% will set goals to improve their health habits
In addition, the following percentage of children said they will NOT try these substances when they are adults:
72% will not try alcohol
96% will not puff on a cigarette
96% will not try drugs like marijuana
94% will not try an e-cigarette
The SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program addresses multiple health behaviors among elementary school children, including promoting physical activity, healthy eating, sleep while preventing future substance use.