Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years)
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.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- 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.
- Describe the process used to develop the guidelines.
- Explain the rationale for creating the new guidelines.
- Use the dissemination, promotion, and implementation initiatives to help optimize uptake and activation of the new guidelines.