About the research:
UBC’s Dr. Guy Faulkner, in the School of Kinesiology, was a research contributor to the new movement guidelines on sleep, physical activity, and sedentary behavior for children under five years of age, and is playing a key role in promoting their implementation.
The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) embrace the natural and intuitive integration of movement behaviors across the whole day. They were developed through the collaboration of various national, provincial and non-profit organizations, an international research team and extensive stakeholder consultation.
In order to ensure wide and effective dissemination and adoption of these guidelines, Faulkner also led a study with PhD student Negin Riazi to examine perceptions about the new guidelines and different methods for sharing them. As a result, Faulkner and his team, Riazi and Dr. Erica Lau, developed a knowledge translation tool in the form of animated videos.
A video was produced by UBC Studios with support from the Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health, to increase awareness of the guidelines among early childhood educators and parents, and highlight the benefits of movement to promote children’s mental health and well-being.
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