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Scottish children and adolescents health report

New Active Healthy Kids Scotland report card published gives mixed results for the physical activity and health of Scottish children and adolescents

Active Healthy Kids Scotland has published a ‘state of the nation’ report card on the physical activity and health of Scottish children and adolescents. The report card looks at ten health indicators around physical activity and health behaviours, settings and influences on physical activity and health.


The card provides grades for each of the indicators based on an assessment of current Scottish data and determined by the percentage of Scottish children and adolescents meeting an evidence-based benchmark.


Grades include:

F-overall physical activity

Among 11-15 year olds, only 21% of boys and 15% of girls met the UK recommendation of at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity of at least moderate intensity

C-Active Transportation to School and Nursery

Around half of Scottish nursery and primary school children regularly commute actively (walking, cycling, using scooter or skateboard) to nursery/school, and 40-45% of those at secondary school regularly commute actively

B-Community and the Built Environment

91% of households with 6-12 year olds had access to at least 1 local play area.


For further information visit the Active Healthy Kids Scotland website.

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