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22 September 2016
Active Healthy Kids Japan Official Web Site Opens.

 

What is “Active Healthy Kids Japan”? 

Time spent in daily physical activity consisting of sports, active play and active transport to school, and overall physical fitness levels are decreasing, while the prevalence of obesity is increasing around the world. With the mission to improve physical activity in children and youth, The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (http://www.activehealthykids.org/)was established in 2014. The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance is a network of researchers, health professionals and stakeholders who are working together to advance physical activity in children and youth from around the world.

The Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth will be published in 6 continents and 38 countries using 9 common indicators (Overall Physical Activity, Organized Sport Participation, Active Play, Active Transportation, Sedentary Behavior, Family and Peers, School, Community and Built Environment, and Government Strategies and Investments). The report card is the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth physical activity.