Increasing active physical education in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids

  title={Increasing active physical education in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids},
  author={Claudio R. Nigg and Sasha A. Fleary and Kurt Eklund and Jackie A Quitugua},
  journal={International Journal of Health Promotion and Education},
  pages={17 - 3}
Objectives: Pacific Islander children’s obesity-risk demands attention, particularly via physical activity (PA). SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) is proven to increase students’ PA, but has limited application with Pacific Islanders. We evaluated the SPARK program implementation in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System (CNMI-PSS). Methods: Fourteen elementary, four junior high, and five senior high schools from CNMI-PSS were invited with 2–5… 
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