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Register for Upcoming Webinars on the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

On June 28th and 29th, PARC and ParticipACTION are hosting webinars (11am to 12pm on both days) that will provide participants with an overview of the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. 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 Report Card synthesizes data from multiple sources, including the best available peer-reviewed research, to assign evidence-informed grades across 12 indicators. Over the years, the Report Card has been replicated in numerous cities, provinces and countries, where it has served as a...

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Don’t Forget to Register: 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children Only a Week Away

Active Healthy Kids Canada proudly presents the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children May 19-22, 2014 in beautiful Toronto, Canada.This four day conference will bring together those who are working to resolve the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis. Anyone whose work touches physical activity for children should count this among the must-attend events for 2014. If you are looking to enhance the work that you do to get children more active, attending the Global Summit will give you the knowledge, tools and fresh insight that will help you maximize resources and build better policies, programs, campaigns to get kids moving. The Global Summit has been designed to provide you with the best available evidence to guide work by attending one of the four tracks: home, school, community and policy. Througout the Summit delegates will have the opportunity to meet and network with passionate physical activity experts and innovators and learn from both their successes and their missteps to engage ALL children and youth in physical activity. REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children to make sure that you are part of this game-changing...

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24-Hour Movement Guidelines Repository

Health associations with meeting new 24-hour movement guidelines for Canadian children and youth Carson V, Chaput JP, Janssen I, Tremblay MS. Prev Med. 2016 Dec 5;95:7-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.12.005. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract The study objective was to examine whether meeting the new Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines was associated with health indicators in a representative sample of Canadian children and youth. Cross-sectional findings are based on 4157 (1239 fasting subsample) children and youth aged 6-17years from cycles 1-3 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS). Sleep and screen time were subjectively measured while moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) was accelerometer-determined. Health indicators in the full sample (body mass index (BMI) z-scores, waist circumference, blood pressure, behavioral strengths and difficulties score (lower=better), and aerobic fitness) and fasting subsample (triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, C-reactive protein, and insulin) were measured. Meeting the overall guidelines was defined as: 9-11 hour/night (5-13years) or 8-10 hour/day (14-17years) of sleep, ≤2 hour/day of screen time, and ≥60 minute/day of MVPA. Compared to meeting all three recommendations, meeting none, one, and two recommendations were associated with a higher BMI z-score, waist circumference, and behavioral strengths and difficulties score and lower aerobic fitness in a gradient pattern (Ptrend<0.05). Additionally, compared to meeting all three recommendations, meeting none and one recommendation were associated with higher systolic blood pressure and insulin (Ptrend<0.05). Finally, compared to meeting all three recommendations,...

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Physical Literacy Assessment 101 Webinar

Do you want to know how to assess the physical literacy of children 8 to 12 years of age in a valid and reliable way? Then this webinar is for you! Through funding from the Trillium Foundation, ParticipACTION and the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group will be offering a FREE webinar on physical literacy and the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL). Our free webinar is designed for recreation leaders, coaches, and parents to learn about physical literacy and the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL). Attendees will be provided with a brief history of how the CAPL...

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About HALO

The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 17 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $12 million in research funding; produced more than 520 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 980 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.3 billion media impressions!

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