Researcher to present on Canada’s movement guidelines for young children

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Dr. Mark Tremblay

UPEI will host a public lecture by Dr. Mark Tremblay, chair of Canada’s Physical Activity Guideless Committee, on Canada’s 24-hour movement guidelines for young children. The presentation will be Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm in room 105 of UPEI’s Health Sciences Building. All are welcome.

Dr. Tremblay will discuss Canada’s Guidelines for Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep for children aged 0–4 years. His lecture will explore how these guidelines were created, the evidence supporting the guidelines, and how they are being implemented. The information will be relevant for teachers, early childhood educators, parents, health promoters, policy makers, and members of the general public.

Professor Mark Tremblay has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in sports administration and a Bachelor of physical and health education degree from Laurentian University. His graduate training was from the University of Toronto where he obtained his MSc and PhD from the Department of Community Health with a specialty in exercise science. Dr. Tremblay is the Director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, chair of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, chair of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Committee, and founder of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network.

Please RSVP by contacting Dr. Travis Saunders at trsaunders@upei.ca.

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