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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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Registration Now Open for the Global Matrix 3.0: Movement to Move

Active Healthy Kids Australia, the University of South Australia and the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance are proud to present…Movement to Move featuring the Global Matrix 3.0: Report Cards on Physical Activity for Children and Youth from 50+ countries. Registration is now open: EVENT PURPOSE: To establish pathways for the development of creative, sustainable approaches to getting children around the globe moving more every day. Hear from thought leaders about how we can tackle a worldwide shift in the status quo Take part in discussions, workshops and think tanks KEY THEMES: Responsibilities and accountabilities for instigating, attaining and sustaining physical activity targets across society...

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24-Hour Movement Guidelines Repository

Cross-sectional and prospective associations of meeting 24-h movement guidelines with overweight and obesity in preschool children Berglind D, Ljung R, Tynelius P, Brooke HL. Pediatr Obes. 2018 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12265. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND. Cross-sectional studies report that meeting the newly developed 24-h movement guidelines (≥60 min moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), ≤120 min screen time and 9-11 h sleep duration) are associated with lower adiposity indicators in children. However, prospective data are absent. METHODS. The study sample consisted of 830 children from the PRIMROSE study with GT3X+ accelerometer measured physical activity and parent reported screen time and sleep duration at age 4 years and objectively measured anthropometrics at age 4 and 5 years. The main outcome variables were weight status, body mass index (BMI) and BMI z-score at ages 4 and 5 years. Exposure variables were defined as meeting vs. not meeting the 24-h movement guidelines and combinations of these recommendations. RESULTS. On average, 18.4% of the total study sample met the combination of MVPA, sleep duration and screen time recommendations. In isolation, the MVPA, screen time and sleep guidelines were met by 31%, 63% and 98% of the total study sample, respectively. Adherence to any single recommendation, or any combination of recommendations at age 4 years, was not associated with being overweight or obese nor with BMI and BMI z-score at age 4...

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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 5 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 16 graduate students, trainees, undergraduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $14.5 million in research funding; produced more than 600 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 1050 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.5 billion media impressions!

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