The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology convened representatives of national organizations, research experts, methodologists, stakeholders, and end-users who followed rigorous and transparent guideline development procedures to create the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years): An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep. These novel guidelines for children of the early years embrace the natural and intuitive integration of movement behaviours across the whole day (24-hour period).
This session will discuss the development of the guidelines and share evidence-informed recommendations as to the combinations of light, moderate and vigorous-intensity physical activity, sedentary behaviours, and sleep that infants (<1 year), toddlers (1-2 years) and preschoolers (3-4 years) should achieve for a healthy day (24 hours). This presentation will also examine the proactive dissemination, promotion, implementation, and evaluation plans that are underway to optimize uptake and activation of the new guidelines.
Presenter: Mark Tremblay
Professor Mark Tremblay is the Director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Chair of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, Chair of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Committee and Founder of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network. Dr. Tremblay has published more than 360 scientific papers and book chapters, his h-index is 56 and his published research has been cited >13,000 times according to Scopus.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. List the physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep recommendations from the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years, differentiating between infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
2. Describe the process used to develop the guidelines.
3. Explain the rationale for creating the new guidelines.
4. Use the dissemination, promotion, and implementation initiatives to help optimize uptake and activation of the new guidelines.
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