By Matt Barron
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"We need to address childhood obesity and chronic diseases that are taking a toll on the health-care system and rising costs associated with a sedentary, overweight Canadian population."
– Karen Chad, physical activity researcher
It’s a report card that measures
physical activity, not academic
progress, and evaluates the children
of a nation, not a single child.
Nonetheless it would make any parent
The 2008 National Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth delivered Canadian kids an F grade, down from an already dismal D-minus in 2007. Increased time in front of the TV and computer was shown to be a contributing factor.
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