Kids, have you played today? Promoting active play for children aged 0-12 years through community-based interventions

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.

Click here for the Promoting Active Play Webinar Summary poster.