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|Title: ||Results From England’s 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth|
|Authors: ||Wilkie, Hannah|
Sherar, Lauren B.
Cumming, Sean P.
Foster, Charlie E.
Guidelines and recommendations
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||© Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Citation: ||WILKIE, H. ... et al., 2016. Results From England’s 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13 (11 Suppl 2), pp. S143 - S149.|
|Abstract: ||Background: Regular physical activity improves physical and mental health, yet children’s physical activity levels were low in
England’s 2014 Report Card. Within this paper, we update the 2014 Report Card to assess current information for the 9 indicators
of physical activity. Methods: A search for nationally representative data on 9 indicators of physical activity was conducted and
the data were assessed by an expert panel. The panel assigned grades [ie, A, B, C, D, F, or INC (incomplete)] to each indicator
based on whether children across England were achieving specific benchmarks. The 2016 Report Card was produced and disseminated.
Results: The following grades were awarded: Overall Physical Activity Levels: D-; Organized Sport Participation:
D; Active Play: INC; Active Transportation: C-; Sedentary Behaviors: INC; Family and Peers: INC; School: B+; Community
and the Built Environment: B; Government Strategies and Investment: INC. Conclusions: The grades have not improved since
the 2014 Report Card and several gaps in the literature are still present. While children’s physical activity levels remain low
alongside competing sedentary choices, further national plans and investment with local actions are urgently needed to promote
physical activity especially via active play, active transport, and family support.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health [© Human Kinetics, Inc.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0298|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0298|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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