Increasing Elementary Teacher Awareness of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children to Increase Physical Activity Time Allowed in the Classroom

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308307
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Increasing Elementary Teacher Awareness of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children to Increase Physical Activity Time Allowed in the Classroom
Author(s):
Hensley, Tonya L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Sigma
Author Details:
Tonya L. Hensley, RN, NP, hensleytl1@goldmail.etsu.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if increasing elementary teacher awareness of physical activity recommendations, which includes how increased physical activity can improve classroom performance and prevent obesity, as well as training and a model tool, would increase the amount of time physical activity is offered during the school day.

Objectives: To increase elementary teacher awareness regarding physical activity guidelines for children, to increase teacher awareness of the link between physical activity, improved school performance, and obesity prevention, and to increase the amount of time teachers offer physical activity in the classroom during the school day.

Methods: Teachers were presented with a questionnaire asking their awareness of education and health benefits of physical activity and national physical activity recommendations for children. They were asked the number of 10 minute sessions per school day they allow students to participate in physical activity in the classroom (outside of physical education class and recess). Information was then presented to teachers regarding the state policy guidelines, which are only half the amount of time recommended by national guidelines, the teachers’ role in helping children reach this goal, and the education and health benefits of physical activity. Teachers were presented with free training and copies of Energizers® for classroom use and were allowed to role play teaching some of the activities.

Evaluation: Pre, post, and 6 week follow-up of teacher awareness of the education and health benefits of physical activity and actual time teachers provided physical activity inside the classroom.

Keywords:
physical activity in the classroom; classroom teachers; academic performance
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIncreasing Elementary Teacher Awareness of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children to Increase Physical Activity Time Allowed in the Classroomen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHensley, Tonya L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsTonya L. Hensley, RN, NP, hensleytl1@goldmail.etsu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308307-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to determine if increasing elementary teacher awareness of physical activity recommendations, which includes how increased physical activity can improve classroom performance and prevent obesity, as well as training and a model tool, would increase the amount of time physical activity is offered during the school day. <p><b>Objectives: </b>To increase elementary teacher awareness regarding physical activity guidelines for children, to increase teacher awareness of the link between physical activity, improved school performance, and obesity prevention, and to increase the amount of time teachers offer physical activity in the classroom during the school day. <p><b>Methods: </b>Teachers were presented with a questionnaire asking their awareness of education and health benefits of physical activity and national physical activity recommendations for children. They were asked the number of 10 minute sessions per school day they allow students to participate in physical activity in the classroom (outside of physical education class and recess). Information was then presented to teachers regarding the state policy guidelines, which are only half the amount of time recommended by national guidelines, the teachers’ role in helping children reach this goal, and the education and health benefits of physical activity. Teachers were presented with free training and copies of Energizers® for classroom use and were allowed to role play teaching some of the activities. <p><b>Evaluation: </b>Pre, post, and 6 week follow-up of teacher awareness of the education and health benefits of physical activity and actual time teachers provided physical activity inside the classroom.en_GB
dc.subjectphysical activity in the classroomen_GB
dc.subjectclassroom teachersen_GB
dc.subjectacademic performanceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:36Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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