The 2014 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card revealed a D- for Canada’s Overall Physical Activity level. "Even though 84% of Canadian kids aged 3-4 are active enough to meet guidelines, this falls to only 7% of kids meeting guidelines at ages 5-11, and only 4% meeting guidelines at ages 12-17," the report card says.
According to the 2014 report, 40 percent of Canadian kids (5-17 years) get at least 60 minutes of physical activity at least three days a week, but to get the health benefits, kids need to be moving for at least an hour every day of the week.
Healthy Me Week will remind Canadians to make healthier food choices and stay physically active.
Check out Best Health’s tips for staying healthy and active:
‘ Fitness ideas for the whole family
‘ How to keep your family fit
‘ 5 tips to help your kid achieve a healthy weight
‘ 7 superfoods for kids
‘ Healthy snacks kids will love
‘ 7 ways kids can make you healthier
‘ 7 kid activities you should try as an adult
Plus, learn how chef, teacher and Best Health contributor, Paul Finkelstein, has been making a difference in school nutrition programs across Canada in his quest to stop childhood obesity.