Parent Resources and Opportunities

Active Kids is an integral part of the School’s strategic plan to advance and disseminate interdisciplinary knowledge that fosters community health and wellbeing through physical activity, physical literacy, and sport. We encourage you to view and share the information below.

Healthy Eating Tips for Children and Families Booklet

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Healthy Eating Tips booklet created by UBC Active Kids and UBC School of Kinesiology faculty and students!

This booklet includes nutrition tips from the School of Kinesiology covering ideas for healthy eating habits, meal planning, Indigenous food and nutrition and lots of family-friendly recipes!

Click here  to read and share with friends and family!

Impact of Traffic-Related Air Pollution on the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Response to Physical Activity in Patients with Hypertension

The UBC Exercise Physiology Laboratory seeks to understand whether air pollution can interfere with the health benefits of exercise in patients with high blood pressure.

They are recruiting adults aged 40-70 who are currently taking blood pressure medication, or have been diagnosed with elevated or high blood pressure. Eligible patients will attend three visits (total of 8 hours). During two visits, participants will briskly walk for 30 minutes. Heart, blood vessel, and lung health will then be monitored for up to 24 hours. *Participants will be compensated for their time.

If you're interested in participating, contact Andy Hung at For more details, click here.

Age-related Differences in How Skeletal Muscle Responds to Lower-Body Exercise 

The University of British Columbia, Exercise Metabolism Research Group is seeking males and females ages 65-85 for a study assessing age-related differences in how skeletal muscle responds to a single bout of resistance exercise (lower body weightlifting).

There will be three lab visits that will include:

-       Maximal fitness testing

-       A single bout of resistance exercise (lower body weightlifting)

-       Muscle biopsies and blood samples

The total time commitment is approximately 4 hours and participants will be compensated for their time. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to to schedule a telephone call to determine your eligibility. You are welcome to message any questions you have regarding the study to this email as well.