Evaluation of physical activity policies and practices at preschool settings

Hürmeriç Altunsöz, Irmak
Öztürk, Mehmet Ata
The prevalence of overweight in children has become a serious public health problem in the world. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 41 million preschool children were overweight in 2014. It is indicated that overweight is a major problem and physical activity policies are needed to help children develop healthy behaviors. Active Start Guidelines (NASPE) and Turkey Physical activity guideline emphasize that young children should participate in daily one-hour structured and onehour unstructured physical activity. In Turkey, forty-two percent of children aged 4 to 5 years were enrolled in preschool education in 2015-2016 school years. Considering the high number of children spend their time in the school settings, preschool environment plays a critical role to promote physical activity participation. However, limited information is available about the current physical activity practices and policies at the preschool settings. For this reason, the purpose of this study was to investigate the physical activity policies in preschool settings.
ICES-UEBK 2017 26th International Conference on Educational Sciences, 20-23 April 2017


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Citation Formats
I. Hürmeriç Altunsöz and M. A. Öztürk, “Evaluation of physical activity policies and practices at preschool settings,” 2017, p. 21, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/87487.