Near the end of May, HALO researchers were in Chatham, Ontario to administer the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy among students at the Tecumseh Public School. Chatham This Week ran a front page story, “Chatham Students Part of Fitness Study,” about the study.
From the story:
Students in Grades 4 to 6 at some local schools are taking part in a children’s fitness study being carried out by the Research Institute for Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.
On May 23, researchers visited Tecumseh Public School where they measured students on benchmarks including grip strength and flexibility. The students were also given pedometers to wear over the course of a week to measure their activity.
Charles Boyer, a research assistant with the institute, said the measurement tools have been developed to determine physical literacy.