In-classroom physical activity studies show reading scores are up, BMI is down
FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwired - February 28, 2017) - The Center for Children's Health led by Cook Children's announced today the results from two studies on the impact of GoNoodle's online movement videos and games in greater Ft. Worth, Texas. One study shows students who play GoNoodle videos at school had 23 percent greater growth in reading knowledge and skills when compared to those that did not play GoNoodle. Another study shows an average 13 percent improvement in childhood normal weight (as measured by body mass index or BMI) during a three-year period for elementary-age students who attend schools at independent school districts using GoNoodle.
"This is the most powerful evidence to date showing that classroom physical activity dramatically improves health and academic performance in students," said Larry Tubb, Senior Vice President for Cook Children's.
For the past three years, Cook Children's has sponsored GoNoodle for elementary schools in greater Ft. Worth. Based on the health and academic impact of GoNoodle, and feedback from teachers about the value it brings to classrooms, Cook Children's has expanded its sponsorship of GoNoodle, making it available to more than 15,000 teachers and 300,000 students in public, private and charter schools across the six county region.