The latest installment, “Major Initiatives Related to Childhood Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Canada: 2014 Year in Review,” is available here on the HALO website. It is viewableÂ in both HTML and PDF formats. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.
Tremblay MS, Prince SA, Ham J, Barnes J. Major Initiatives Related to Childhood Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Canada: 2014 Year in Review. Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2016. www.haloresearch.ca/major-initiatives-related-to-childhood-obesity-and-physical-inactivity-in-canada-2014-year-in-review
ABSTRACT:Â Childhood obesity and physical inactivity are important public health priorities across multipleÂ jurisdictions in Canada. To catalogue and profile important work being done, this manuscript brieflyÂ reviews 15 significant initiatives from 2014. Initiatives were selected based on a survey of stakeholders (N=74), a comprehensive review of related websites, and authorsâ€™ awareness of sector activities. Highlighted initiatives include: the physical literacy movement; Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it (MEND); ParticipACTION campaigns and events; Active At School; 60 Minute Kidsâ€™ Club; RBC LearnÂ to Play; Healthy Canada By Design; development of the National Recreation Framework; Childrenâ€™sÂ Fitness Tax Credit; National Health and Fitness Day; the Global Summit on the Physical Activity ofÂ Children; The Play Exchange; the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity forÂ Children and Youth; Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Survey; and the Canadian HealthÂ Measures Survey. Many initiatives are underway across Canada in an attempt to address the currentÂ childhood obesity and physical inactivity crisis. Continued, enhanced, sustainable and scalable effortsÂ must continue to be pursued to preserve the health of Canadian children.