The Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People produced by Active Healthy Kids Australia has been compiled in the hope that it will help inform the nation on how active our children and young people really are. The vision is to update the Report Card annually and continue to collate emerging research and trends to “score” the nation on the levels of physical activity in children and young people.
The Physical Activity Report Card initiative was first developed and produced by Active Healthy Kids Canada. The organisation has released results on an annual basis for the past 10 years.
Active Healthy Kids Australia anticipates that the Report Card findings will help:
- Inform policy changes and environmental decision-making in health services to increase physical activity participation;
- Highlight where more research is needed to better understand the physical activity behaviours of Australian children and young people; and
- Encourage all Australians to make changes in their lives to model positive behaviour with the hope of increasing physical activity levels and reducing sedentary behaviour among the children and young people of today and tomorrow.
Active Healthy Kids Australia is a collaboration between various Universities and Research Institutes from across Australia which have a vested interest in increasing the physical activity levels of children under the age of 18.