Summary of Results for REAL Kids Alberta 2014
rates reached 8.1% in 2014, an increase from the 7.3% observed in 2012. The prevalence of overweight (incl. obese)
reached 28.4% in 2014.
- Only 30% of
grade 5 students consumed the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables
recommended by the Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide.
2012, only one third of students in Alberta met the daily recommended physical
activity guideline of 13,500 steps per day. Step count data is not available for 2014.
Alberta, students are spending increasingly more time in sedentary activities
including watching TV, and playing computer or video games.
- In 2014, students report using the computers outside of school hours for an average of 45.5 minutes per day. Time spent outside of school hours watching TV, playing video games and using a tablet is reported to be, on average, 66.1 minutes, 54.6 minutes, and 65.8 minutes per day.