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Title: Results From England’s 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth
Authors: Wilkie, Hannah
Standage, Martyn
Sherar, Lauren B.
Cumming, Sean P.
Parnell, Caley
Davis, Adrian
Foster, Charlie E.
Jago, Russ
Keywords: Exercise
Sedentary behavior
Guidelines and recommendations
Public health
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
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0298
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23947
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0298
ISSN: 1543-3080
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