Happy back to school!

Begin the school year on the right foot by getting active with BOKS!

Healthy Me Week 2016

On June 6, as part of the Healthy Me Week launch event in Ottawa, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment & Climate Change & Carlos Bustamante, YTV host, joined 7th graders at the Glashan Public School to Get Up, Fuel Up and Own Up during a BOKS session lead by Mariska Kempers, Director of BOKS Canada.

Helping kids Kickstart their Brain

BOKS is a free program for elementary schools, aimed at helping kids start their day with physical activity to give their bodies and brains the boost they need to prepare them for a day of learning.

the NEED in CANADA

For the last 10 years, Canadian kids have received a failing grade in time spent being physically active. Many children are falling short of their recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. They are playing fewer sports, getting outside less, and becoming far more inactive than ever before.

Thanks to funding support from a multi-sector partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, BOKS reinforces PHAC's commitment to help all children meet the medically recommended goal of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.

ONLY 14% of kids between the age of 5 and 11

get the recommended 60 minutes daily of moderate to vigorous intensity of physical activity.

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ONLY 5% of kids between the age of 12 and 17

get the recommended 60 minutes daily of moderate to vigorous intensity of physical activity.

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Children aged 5-11 spend 7.6 hours a day sedentary

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Only 15% of children aged 3-4

meet the guideline of less than one hour of screen time per day.

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Today’s youth will accumulate over 40,000 hours in screen time

before they graduate high school.

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85% of mothers are confident

they can influence their children aged 5-11 years to get more active by limiting their screen time.

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