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Results from Finland's 2014 report card on physical activity for children and youth

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posted on 2023-05-24, 16:31 authored by Liukkonen, J, Arto Grasten, Jaakola, T, Tammelin, T, Kokko, S, Yli-Piipari, S, Koski, P, Tynjala, J, Soini, A
The Finnish 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity (PA) for Children and Youth is the first assessment of Finland’s efforts in promoting and facilitating PA opportunities for children and youth using the Active Healthy Kids Canada grading system. The Report Card relies primarily on research findings from 6 Research Institutes, coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä. The Research Work Group convened to evaluate the aggregated evidence and assign grades for each of the 9 PA indicators, following the Canadian Report Card protocol. Grades from A (highest) to F (lowest) varied in Finland as follows: 1) Overall physical activity—fulfillment of recommendations (D), 2) Organized sport participation (C), 3) Active play (D), 4) Active transportation (B), 5) Sedentary behaviors (D), 6) Family and peers (C), 7) School (B), 8) Community and the built environment (B), and 9) Government (B). This comprehensive summary and assessment of indicators related to PA in Finnish children and youth indicates that Finland still has many challenges to promote a physically active life style for youth.


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Program, 1st Scientific Conference on Motor Skill Acquisition


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1st Scientific Conference on Motor Skill Acquisition

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Kisakallio, Finland

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