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Mexico Releases Their First Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

22 February 2012 Featured Posts, Report Cards 4,761 views No CommentPrint This Post Print This Post
 

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO – The first of its kind, Mexico’s 2012 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth was released today in Guadalajara, Mexico, and provides a baseline assessment of how Mexico as a country is doing at ensuring their young people are growing up healthy. The goal is to highlight the areas where Mexico is succeeding as a nation and emphasize areas where more action is needed in order to promote healthy, active living for children and youth and ultimately improve their future health.

Below is a list of indicators in the Report Card along with their corresponding grades:

  • Physical Activity – 5/10 (Average)
  • Obesity – 2/10 (Very Poor)
  • Organized Sport Participation – Unknown
  • Active Transportation – Unknown
  • Screen Time – 5/10(Average)
  • Physical Activity in Schools – 3/10 (Poor)
  • Family Physical Activity – Unknown
  • Policy and Programs – 7/10 (Good)

The 2012 Mexican Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth was was carried out with support from CAMBIO (Canada-Mexico Battling Childhood Obesity) which is funded by the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI), a collaobrative research funding partnership of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian International Development Agency, Health Canada, the International Development Research Centre and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

A number of partners were involved in the development of the Report Card including the following Canadian-based organizations: the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Active Healthy Kids Canada and Queen’s University.

To read more about the 2012 Mexican Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, download the short and long forms below:

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