Reference : Results From Belgium’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/204458
Results From Belgium’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
English
Wijtzes, Anne I mailto [KU Leuven > Department of Kinesiology > > >]
Verloigne, Maïté mailto [Ghent University > Department of Movement and Sport Sciences > > >]
Mouton, Alexandre mailto [Université de Liège > > Centre interfacultaire de formation des enseignants (CIFEN) >]
Cloes, Marc mailto [Université de Liège > Département des sciences de la motricité > Intervention et gestion en activités physiques et sportives >]
De Ridder, Karin A.A. mailto [Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) > > > >]
Cardon, Greet mailto [Ghent University > Department of Movement and Sport Sciences > > >]
Seghers, Jan mailto [KU Leuven > Department of Kinesiology > > >]
Nov-2016
Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Human Kinetics
13
(Suppl 2)
S95 -S103
Yes
International
1543-3080
1543-5474
Champaign, IL
USA
[en] Sport ; Sedentary behavior ; Nutrition ; Health behavior ; Belgium
[en] This 2016 Belgium Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the first systematic evaluation of physical activity (PA) behaviors, related health behaviors, health outcomes, and influences thereon, using the Active Healthy Kids Canada grading framework. A research working group consisting of PA experts from both Flanders and Wallonia collaborated to determine the indicators to be graded, data sources to be used, and factors to be taken into account during the grading process. Grades were finalized after consensus was reached among the research working group and 2 stakeholder groups consisting of academic and policy experts in the fields of PA, sedentary behavior, and dietary behavior. Eleven indicators were selected and assigned the following grades: Overall PA (F+), Organized Sport Participation (C-), Active Play (C+), Active Transportation (C-), Sedentary Behaviors (D-), School (B-), Government Strategies and Investment (C+), and Weight Status (D). Incomplete grades were assigned to Family and Peers, Community and the Built Environment, and Dietary Behaviors due to a lack of nationally representative data. In conclusion, despite moderately positive social and environmental influences, PA levels of Belgian children and youth are low while levels of sedentary behaviors are high.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/204458
10.1123/jpah.2016-0306

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