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NZ Physical Activity Report Card

Monday, December 5, 2016


New Zealand’s physical activity guidelines for children and youth state that children and youth (aged 5 to 18 years) should accumulate 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) daily.

The guidelines also recommend that children and youth spend less than
two hours per day (out of school time) in front of television, computers,
and gaming consoles, and that they should be active in as many ways as

This is the second New Zealand physical activity report card, with the first
published in 2014.

The Report Card assigns grades across nine indicators
(physical activity, sedentary behaviour, organised sport, active play,
active transport, peer and parental support, school environment,
community and built environment, and government strategies) for
children and youth aged 5-18 years.

Click here to see how New Zealand fared

Click here to see how NZ compared

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