Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Active Healthy Kids Canada Position on Active Video Games: No Panacea for Increasing Kids' Physical Activity Levels

Dear OSPAPPH,
 
On November 26 the Active Healthy Kids Canada released their position on active video games, based on a comprehensive scientific review of 1367 research papers on the subject by an international panel of experts. Anchored in the findings of the study, Active Healthy Kids Canada takes a position and does not recommend active video games as a strategy to increase kids’ physical activity levels.

Health units can access the full position including key findings which support it, on our website under 'Resources' or visit www.activehealthykids.ca where you can also download communications tools to help pass along the position to public health staff and community stakeholders.


OSPAPPH