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Haney, K., et al. (2014). Park-based afterschool program to improve cardiovascular health and physical fitness in children with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 7(3): 335-342.


Torrijos-Nino et al. (2014) Physical Fitness, Obesity, and Academic Achievement in Schoolchildren. The Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 165, Issue 1, Pages 104-109, July 2014.

Jennifer Houston & Pamela Kulinna (2014) Health-Related Fitness Models in Physical Education, Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 27:2, 20-26.

Thompson HR, Linchey J, Madsen KA. Are Physical Education Policies Working? A Snapshot From San Francisco, 2011. Prev Chronic Dis 2013; 10; 130108.

Lounsbery, M., McKenzie, T. Morrow, J. Holt, K. Budnar, R. (2013). School Physical Activity Policy Assessment. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2013, 10, 496-503.

Lounsbery M., McKenzie T., Morrow Jr. J., Monnat S., Holt K (2013). District and School Physical Education Policies: Implications for Physical Education and Recess Time. The Society of Behavioral Medicine. 19 January 2013.

Londsale C, Rosenkranz R, Peralta L, Bennie A, Fahey P, Lubans D. A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions designed to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in school physical education lessons. Preventive Medicine 56 (2013) 125-161.

Bassett D, Fitzhugh E, Heath G, Erwin P, Frederick G, Wolff D, Welch W, Stout A. Estimated Energy Expenditures for School-Based Policies and Active Living. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2013; 44(2): 108-113.

Sallis J., McKenzie T., Beets M., Beighle A., Erwin H., Lee S. (2012). Physical Education’s Role in Public Health: Steps Forward and Backward Over 20 Years and HOPE for the Future. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 125-135.


POSTER: Health Optimizing Physical Education (HOPE): A 23-Year Case-Study of Translating Evidence-Based Research. Thom McKenzie (San Diego State University), Paul Rosengard (The SPARK Programs), & James Sallis (University of California, San Diego).

BROCHURE: Are Students Receiving Quality PE?  Support for this brochure was provided by a grant (#65563) to Monica Lounsbery and Thom McKenzie from Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Liew, J., Xiang, P., Johnson, A., Kwok, O. (2011). Effortful Persistence and Body Mass as Predictors of Running Achievement in Children and Youth; A Longitudinal Study. Jounal of Physical Activity and Health, 2011, 8, 234-243.

Southwest Arkansas Elementary School Shows the Way to Reducing Obesity. Ken Endris, Principal, Fouke Elementary, Fouke School District, Fouke, Arkansas 71837

Villanueva, Edgar. In-School Prevention of Obesity and Disease (IsPOD). NC Med J, November/December 2008, Volume 69, Number 6.


Research & Evaluation Network. Health Foundation of South Florida Healthy Lifestyles Initiative Program Evaluation Brief Report: Miami Dade  County Public Schools. August 19, 2010.

The Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education. Making the Connection II: Health and Student Achievement. Physical Education Stories from the Field. 2010.

San Diego State University. Physical Education Matters. A Full Report from The California Endowment. Los Angeles, CA. January 2008. www.calendow.org


Sallis, J., McKenzie T. Physical Education’s Role in Public Health (1991). Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Vol. 62, No. 2, pp 124-137.


VIDEO: Making the Most Physical Education Advocacy. Active Living Research. September 30, 2011.


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