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Canada fails on Active Kids report card

Canada has received an ‘F’ on the 2011 Active Health Kids Report Card for childrens’ physical activity levels.
This year’s report focuses on after-school hours. Canadian children, on average, get just 14 minutes of physical activity during the after-school period from 3-6 p.m.
“Another startling statistic is that the average Canadian child spends 8.6 hours/day in sedentary activities – 6-7 hours/day of that time is in front of a screen,” notes Jennifer Ronan, of the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit.
The report, grades and recommendations for solutions, below:

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