The Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the most comprehensive annual assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada. The Report Card was released this week by Active Healthy Kids Canada and its strategic partners, ParticipACTION and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute – Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO).
Among the 23 grades assigned in the Report Card, key grades include:
- “F” for Active Play
- “D” for Active Transportation
- “C-“ for Physical Education
- “D+” for Family Physical Activity
- “D-“ for Municipal Policies and Regulations
Parents and after-school caregivers play a paramount role in changing the habits of today’s youth and they should not be afraid to encourage children to engage in fun physical activity, and restrict television viewing, computer games and the like.
Contact SIRC for more information on physical activity for children and youth!