15 Nov New Zealand scored C+ for physical activity in children and teens – what’s driving this and what can be done?
New Zealand Report Card leader Dr. Melody Smith wrote an article titled “New Zealand scored C+ for physical activity in children and teens – what’s driving this and what can be done?” that was just published in The Conversation.
“C+ – that’s Aotearoa New Zealand’s overall grade in the most comprehensive global assessment of physical activity in children and adolescents. Even more worryingly, the 57 participating countries scored a D average overall.
The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance’s Global Matrix 4.0 used ten indicators related to physical activity to score countries’ performance. The findings are consistent with earlier assessments and show children and adolescents around the world are not moving enough to promote healthy growth and development.”
Please click here to read the full article in The Conversation.