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Engaged, Active, and Informed Families Build Positive Support and Increase Physical Activity among Children

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) has released a new finding for physical activity. Family-based interventions are recommended to increase physical activity among children. Family-based interventions actively engage families by combining activities with health education to build family support. Programs include a combination of goal-setting, reinforced positive health behaviors, and organized physical activity.

Why is this important?

  • Physical activity among children is a public health priority (HHS, 2008a).
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that young people aged 6-17 years participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily (HHS, 2008).
  • Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, and may improve cardiovascular health (HHS, 2008a).

Intervention Summary - read a summary of the evidence review and Task Force finding

Interventions for the Whole Family Get Kids Moving - include this story in your newsletter, or share the link with colleagues

One-Pager - use this one-pager on the Task Force finding as a quick reference

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      May 17, 2017

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