THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A HEALTH-RELATED FITNESS INTERVENTION: A CASE STUDY OF TWO PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Year: 1993

Author: Medland, Andrew, Taggart, Andrew

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
Coronary heart disease has been found to have its origins in childhood. One of the most significant risk factors associated with coronary heart disease is a low level of physical activity in children. Australian children are not only less active than perceived by the general public; many are also overweight. As a direct response to this problem the Western Australian Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition project WASPAN was developed and implemented for Year 6 children.

This case study focused on the process of this implementation in two primary schools in Perth. It acknowledges that the school environment, the school principal, the teacher and the home background all influence the acceptance and degree of success of the new program.

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