Results from Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy Findings on More Than 10,000 Children Ottawa, October 2, 2018 – The results from a large national research project led by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute shows that about two-thirds of Canadian children haven’t achieved an acceptable level of physical literacy. Physical literacy is more than just fitness or motor skill; it includes the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. Fourteen
A number of researchers from the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group are among the authors on a paper, “The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: Development of a Model of Children’s Capacity for a Healthy, Active Lifestyle Through a Delphi Process,” that was recently published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Francis CE, Longmuir PE, Boyer C, Andersen LB, Barnes JD, Boiarskaia E, Cairney J, Faigenbaum AD, Faulkner G, Hands BP, Hay JA, Janssen I, Katzmarzyk PT,
HALO researchers Dr. Patricia Longmuir and Dr. Mark Tremblay are authors on a paper, “Top 10 Research Questions Related to Physical Literacy,” that was recently published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Longmuir PE, Tremblay MS. Top 10 Research Questions Related to Physical Literacy. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2016;87(1):28-35. The term physical literacy is relatively new, and its definition, conceptual underpinning, how it is measured, how to change it, and its relationship with holistic health and wellness across
HALO Research Coordinator Stacey Alpous wrote a guest blog post, “Physical Literacy: A journey, not a destination,” that was published yesterday on ParticipACTION’s blog. In the post, Stacey explains that physical literacy provides children with the building blocks to be physically active. Click here to read the entire post.