Research Platform  |   July 2015
Obesity Prevention Study: A Physical Activity Program Improved Gross Motor Skills in Preschool Children
Author Affiliations
  • Colorado State University
Article Information
Obesity / School-Based Practice / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   July 2015
Obesity Prevention Study: A Physical Activity Program Improved Gross Motor Skills in Preschool Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515228p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP304D
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515228p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP304D
Abstract

Date Presented 4/18/2015

A physical activity program, part of an obesity prevention study implemented by teachers in rural areas, improved the motor skills in children. This study demonstrates that programs developed by an interdisciplinary team, including occupational therapists (OTs), affected healthy outcomes in young children in underserved areas.