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ParticipACTION releases the 14th edition of the Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

This edition of the Report Card highlights how families are critical influencers in children’s movement behaviours, and could be the key to helping children access all of the associated physical and mental benefits that being active can provide.

The report card is distributed every two years and provides evidence that Canadian kids are still not moving enough. This year the Report Card has given Canadian children a “D+” grade for Overall Physical Activity. Considering this grade and how less than 1 in 5 Canadian children and youth are meeting the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines, it’s time to consider every possible angle to shift these trends.

Family support has been proven to be positively associated with children’s physical activity levels. Each additional 20 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity by a parent is associated with an additional 5 minutes in their child’s daily physical activity. We need to use this knowledge to be a positive influence on our kids’ lives.

Download the 2020 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

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