Participaction report card gives children a D-plus for physical activity – from the Chronicle Journal

Kids get D-plus in Participaction report card

Before the pandemic, Canadian children were barely getting a passing grade for overall physical activity and sedentary behaviours.

Restrictions from the COVID-19 crisis have made things even worse, according to numbers released Wednesday by Participaction.

The report card gave children and youths a D-plus for overall physical activity and a D-plus for sedentary behaviours, according to a two-year stretch of research and data analysis through February 2020.

“This report card confirms that children and youth in Canada are not as active as they should be and have too much screen time,” said Participaction scientist Dr. Mark Tremblay.

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