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Table 2 Essential Elements of the Study of Health and Activity in Preschool Environments (SHAPES) Intervention

From: Study of Health and Activity in Preschool Environments (SHAPES): Study protocol for a randomized trial evaluating a multi-component physical activity intervention in preschool children

Component Delivery plan
Physical Education or Indoor Physical Activity “Move Inside” 1. Provided at least 10 minutes per day
2. Children active for 50% of Move Inside time
  3. Children enjoy physical activity (PA)
Recess “Move Outside” 4. At least two 20-minute sessions of recess provided daily
5. Teachers provide at least 5 minutes of structured activity daily
  6. Children enjoy PA
Daily Lessons “Move to Learn” 7. PA is integrated into pre-academic lessons for at least two 5-minute sessions
  8. Children enjoy PA in lessons
Social Environment 9. Teachers actively participate in PA with children during “Move Inside”, “Move Outside”, “Move to Learn”, and any other PA time
10. Teachers verbally encourage PA in children during “Move Inside”, “Move Outside”, “Move to Learn”, and any other PA time