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Table 3 20122013 Reported usage of HealthMPowers resources (any usage vs. none), by cohort year in the program for the 40 schools participating in the HealthMPowers program and providing data on student knowledge and behavior, fitness measurements (BMI, PACER test), HealthMPowers resource usage, and school policies and practices

From: A holistic school-based intervention for improving health-related knowledge, body composition, and fitness in elementary school students: an evaluation of the HealthMPowers program

School cohort Year 1 (n = 12) Year 2 (n = 22) Year 3 (n = 6)
Resources Resource usage (frequency, percentage)*
Student and teaching resources       
School-wide assemblies or body walk 11 (92%) 20 (91%) 6 (100%)
Topical books 11 (92%) 17 (77%) 6 (100%)
Educational exercise DVDs 12 (100%) 20 (91%) 6 (100%)
Activity kits and materials 12 (100%) 21 (95%) 6 (100%)
Model lessons and teaching material 12 (100%) 21 (95%) 6 (100%)
Student newsletters 10 (83%) 17 (77%) 5 (83%)
Student health advocate club N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 (17%)
Family resources       
Family newsletters 12 (100%) 21 (95%) 6 (100%)
Family activities N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 (67%)
Staff resources       
Health/Fitness screenings 12 (100%) 18 (82%) 5 (83%)
Trainings 12 (100%) 20 (91%) 5 (83%)
Posters 11 (92%) 19 (86%) 5 (83%)
Teacher newsletters 10 (83%) 17 (77%) 5 (83%)
Website 11 (92%) 15 (68%) 5 (83%)
  1. *Each year, schools report whether or not they utilized each available HealthMPowers resource. Resources have been grouped into the above categories. Frequencies above refer to number of schools per cohort reporting any usage of a resource in the indicated category.
  2. These activities were offered only to Year 3 schools and select Year 2 schools. Therefore, only usage by Year 3 schools is reported.