Practising What We Preach: A Look at Healthy Active Living Policy and Practice in Canadian Paediatric Hospitals
The Canadian Pediatric Society’s committee on Healthy Active Living (HAL) and the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centers (CAPHC) conducted a Survey of Healthy Active Living Policies in all Canadian pediatric hospitals.
Subsequently, CPS and CAPHC have made a commitment to work with other experts and partner organizations to address the childhood obesity crisis in Canada. CPS continues to see childhood obesity as a top priority and as such is looking forward to this collaborative endeavor.
Goals and Objectives
To obtain an overview of healthy active living (HAL) policy & practice in Canadian Pediatric Hospitals.
Milestones to Date
A nation-wide survey was conducted between November 2006 and May 2007 to identify healthy eating, physical activity, & smoking cessation practices in all 16 Canadian Pediatric Academic Hospitals.
No formal hypothesis testing will be performed as data are intended to be exploratory
Our goal is to enhance existing HAL hospital policies and possibly create new ones that will promote healthy lifestyles for patients, families and staff.