HALO alumnus Christian Lizotte is lead author on a paper, “Investigation of New Correlates of Physical Literacy in Children,” that was recently published in Health Behavior and Policy Review. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.

Lizotte C, Larouche R, LeBlanc AG, Longmuir PE, Tremblay MS, Chaput JP. Investigation of New Correlates of Physical Literacy in Children. Health Behav Policy Rev. 2016;3(2):110-122.

ABSTRACT: Objectives. The objective of this study was to investigate possible new correlates of physical literacy (PL) in children using the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy protocol. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 223 children aged 9-11 years old from Ottawa, Canada. The main outcome measure was the overall PL score obtained by the participants. A total of 10 potential correlates were investigated. Results. Using multilevel modelling and after adjustments, significant correlates of lower overall PL score included less than one hour of time spent outdoors during weekends and inactive mode of transportation to go to school. Conclusions. Longitudinal studies are needed to evaluate whether increasing PL will facilitate outdoor time and active transportation, or whether greater outdoor time and the use of active transportation are potential avenues to improve the PL of children.