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Ireland's Report Card on Physical Activity in Children & Youth: Are our children up to the mark?

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Research Work Group for Ireland's Report Card on Physical Activity in Children & Youth

Subject Keywords: Children, Activity level, Physical activity
Set: Obesity
Type: Report
Region: All-island
Description:

BACKGROUND

Children are natural movers but there is concern that children across the globe are not as active as they should be. Monitoring children’s physical activity levels over time is vital to help decide where to allocate funds and to capture the effects of good policy and programming.

The Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth is a means of collating all data related to children’s physical activity levels in a particular country and ‘grading’ the evidence using a grading system just like a school report card i.e. A to F or inconclusive/incomplete if there are not enough data available yet.

• There is a growing concern around children’s inactivity levels worldwide and increasing and maintaining the physical activity levels of children on the island of Ireland is a priority.

• The Report Card on Physical Activity is a means of collating all data related to children’s physical activity levels and ‘grading’ the evidence using a standardised grading scheme

• Nine common indicators that are known to influence children’s overall physical activity levels will be graded using a grading system just like a school report card i.e. A to F or inconclusive/incomplete if there are not enough data available yet.

• These indicators are behaviours and settings that are known to influence children’s physical activity.

• This first Report Card will act as a baseline for surveillance of physical activity promotion efforts across the island of Ireland and will support efforts to change policy and programming for children’s physical activity.

Report Card - Long Form

Report Card - Short Form

Date:

20/05/2014

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Research Work Group for Ireland's Report Card on Physical Activity in Children & Youth. (2014) Ireland's Report Card on Physical Activity in Children & Youth: Are our children up to the mark? [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/770202 [Accessed: 22nd September 2017].

  

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