Summary of Task Force Finding
Family-based interventions combine activities to build family support with health education to increase physical activity among children. Interventions include one or more of the following:
- Goal-setting tools and skills to monitor progress, such as a website to enter information
- Reinforcement of positive health behaviors, such as reward charts or role modeling of physical activity by parents or instructors
- Organized physical activity sessions, such as instructor-led opportunities for active games
Interventions also may provide information about other lifestyle behaviors such as choosing healthier foods or reducing screen time.
Task Force Finding and Rationale Statement
Read the full Task Force Finding and Rationale Statement [PDF – 633 kB] for details including implementation issues, possible added benefits, potential harms, and evidence gaps.