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VIC/TAS Rec+ Research - Australia's scorecard on getting kids active and healthy

26 July 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Australia's scorecard on getting kids active and healthy

Date: Tuesday 26 July 
Time: ONLINE 11.00am - 12.00pm (AEST)
Cost: PLA Members free, Non-members $25
Facilitator: Dan Ferguson, PLA Vic/Tas Region Council member

Getting kids active and healthy is a goal all local governments across Australia share but according to the Active Healthy Kids Australia: 2022 Report Card there has been no significant improvement in physical activity levels amongst our kids since measurements were started in 2014.
So how do we improve physical activity outcomes for children in our communities?  Join us at this Rec+ Research session on Active Healthy Kids, delivered in partnership with Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) where a panel of experts will break down the latest Active Healthy Kids Australia: 2022 Report Card and unlock the opportunities held within the data presented.

A link to the online session will be emailed to registrants on Monday 25 July.

    Professor Kylie Hesketh

    Professor, Deakin University

    Professor Kylie Hesketh holds a Future Leader Fellowship from the Heart Foundation. She is Deputy Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood - Translate. With training in psychology, paediatric public health and behavioural epidemiology, she leads a program of research that focuses on physical activity, sedentary behaviours and obesity prevention in children and youth, with a focus on the early childhood period.

    Associate Professor Nicky Ridgers

    Associate Professor in Physical Activity and Health, University of South Australia

    Nicky's research focuses on the assessment of children's and adolescents' physical activity and sedentary behaviour using a range of different methods. She is particularly interested in the measurement of activity patterns and whether the way in which children accumulate their activity across the day impacts on their cardiometabolic health. Additionally, a major focus of Nicky's research has been the promotion of physical activity using theory-based interventions within school settings, and examining children's and adolescents' activity levels during recess and lunchtime.  

    Associate Professor Verity Cleland

    Associate Professor, Public Health, University of Tasmania

    Verity investigates the factors that lead some people to adopt healthy physical activity behaviours while others do not.   

    She is a behavioural epidemiologist and, in her research, she uses a number of methods to study people’s behaviour – surveys, one-on-one interviews, focus group meetings and devices like pedometers to get accurate data about people’s movements as they go about their day.

    She is passionate about applying her findings to the way we build our cities and how we provide public services. Working with Hobart’s public bus service, Metro Tasmania, the Department of Health and the Local Government Association of Tasmania, she is leading a study, known as Health by Stealth, to find the most effective ways to encourage people to use public and active transport.

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