Results from the Active Healthy Kids Canada 2011 report card on physical activity for children and youth

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Aug;37(4):793-7. doi: 10.1139/h2012-033. Epub 2012 May 4.


The Active Healthy Kids Canada 2011 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth assesses how Canada is doing as a country at promoting and facilitating physical activity opportunities for children and youth. The aim of this brief communication is to provide a summary of the results. Twenty-three physical activity indicators were graded. The physical activity levels indicator received an "F" for the fifth consecutive year, and little improvement was seen across most indicators.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Child Behavior / physiology*
  • Child Welfare / statistics & numerical data*
  • Child Welfare / trends
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Health Behavior*
  • Health Policy
  • Health Surveys*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motor Activity / physiology*
  • Sedentary Behavior