Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of children who meet the current aerobic physical activity guideline

Baseline: 25.9 percent of children aged 6 to 13 years met the current aerobic physical activity guideline in 2016-17

Target: 30.4 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Physical activity improves heart, muscle, bone, and mental health in children. Strategies at the community and family level — and in schools and child care centers — can promote physical activity in children.