This webinar explores current evidence surrounding active play from the Public Health Ontario evidence brief, Promoting active play for children 0-12: A review of community-based interventions. A specific focus is on types of interventions that were found to be effective in certain child populations. Also, how to incorporate active play evidence when developing community-based interventions promoting active play is discussed.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand what “active play” means and the benefits to children when engaging in active play.
- Understand scientific evidence about effective community-based active play interventions for different child populations.
- Apply evidence on active play to develop active play interventions for children in your community.
Presenter: Jocelyn Jarvis, Health Analyst with the Evaluation Services of the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease, and Injury Prevention (HPCDIP) at Public Health Ontario. Jocelyn came to Public Health Ontario first as a Research Assistant and has recently transitioned into a Health Analyst role. Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion, both from Queen’s University. Jocelyn’s research interests include parental support for child physical activity, obesity prevention initiatives, and health messaging.