Are Canadian Kids too Tired to Move? Results from the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

The Conference Board of Canada, September 27, 2016
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If you think kids can get a little physical activity and then play video games into the wee hours while still remaining healthy, you’re in for a rude awakening.

The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada. The 2016 edition has for the first time assigned a grade specifically to sleep and includes new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: and Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep. These new Guidelines state that children and youth need a combination of high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour, and sufficient sleep each day to be healthy—simply, they need to Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit the right amounts.

Unfortunately, children and youth are spending way too much time being sedentary and not enough time moving:

  • Only 9 per cent of 5-17 year olds get the recommended 60 minutes of heart-pumping activity they need each day
  • Only 24 per cent of 5-17 year olds meet the Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines recommending no more than two hours of screen time per day
  • Only 10 per cent of 11-15 year olds in Canada meet the screen time recommendation of no more than two hours per day, and only 20 per cent of the same age group report at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on all seven days of the week.

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Webinar Highlights

 

Join Dr. Allana LeBlanc for this 60-minute webinar in which she will discuss the results of the 2016 Report Card and provide recommendations to improve the health and fitness levels of Canadian kids. Allana will explain how the Report Card synthesizes data from multiple sources, including the best available peer-reviewed research, and what impact the evidence-informed grades across 12 indicators should have on policy decisions moving forward. Over the years, the Report Card has been replicated in numerous cities, provinces and countries, where it has served as a blueprint for collecting and sharing knowledge about the physical activity of young people around the world.

Don’t miss this exciting session, where you’ll hear:

  • Results from the 2016 Report Card including grades for each indicator and what they mean for Canadian children
  • Key findings, research gaps, and areas of opportunity to improve healthy active living among children and youth
  • Recommendations for turning research into action, including providing participants with tools and resources to support the use of the Report Card
  • And much more!

About Allana

Photo of Allana LeBlancAllana LeBlanc is the Knowledge Manager at ParticipACTION and Project Lead for the ParticipACTION Report Card. She has a PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, a Clinical Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine and a Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine/National Physical Activity Society.

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