Are Edmonton Toddlers Meeting the New 24-Hour Movement Guidelines?
How can parents and the environment play a positive role?
Reducing sedentary time, especially screen time, and achieving sufficient physical activity and sleep are favourable towards healthy growth and development during toddlerhood and beyond.
As part of the recent release of the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years), a team of researchers, led by Dr. Valerie Carson in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta, investigated if toddlers (1 to 2 years) are meeting these guidelines. The team also examined the role of parental and environmental characteristics in toddlers’ physical activity and screen time.
This infographic highlights the new guidelines for toddlers and summarizes the key findings from the studies, which are a part of the Parents’ Role in Establishing healthy Physical activity and Sedentary behaviour habits (PREPS) project.
Suggestions for what parents and practitioners can do to help toddlers meet the new guidelines are provided.