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2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

This report assesses the levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviors in American children and youth, facilitators and barriers for physical activity, and related health outcomes.

The Report Card is a resource for health statistics on children and youth in the U.S. and an advocacy tool which provides a level of accountability and call-to-action for adult decision makers regarding how parents, teachers, health professionals, community leaders, and policy makers can help implement new initiatives, programs, and policies in support of healthy environments to improve the physical activity levels and health of our children and youth. One chapter of the Report Card focuses on active transportation—giving our nation an F for the current low rates of active transportation to school. 

Authored by: 
National Physical Activity Plan Alliance