A Child’s Right to Play

This text from this post is from Outdoor Play Canada (https://www.outdoorplaycanada.ca/2019/11/20/if-in-doubt-let-them-out-a-childs-right-to-play/) 

November 20th marks the 30th anniversary of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This document enshrines a child’s right to play – Article 31(1) states that “States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child… 31(2) … and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.” Article 24(2f) also commits states to “To develop preventive health care, guidance for parents…” which can include the health benefits of active play.

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Socioeconomic inequalities and “bad behaviours” – Kylie Ball

Health inequalities by socioeconomic position have been documented
consistently across populations, socioeconomic indicators, health
outcomes and over time. Robust evidence also attests to the existence of widespread socioeconomic inequalities in health behaviours, including eating, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Given the key role played by these behaviours in protecting or predisposing individuals to chronic disease risk, these behavioural factors likely comprise at least part of the pathway through which socioeconomic position impacts health.

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ISBNPA 2018 Scholarships

Learn about the ISBNPA Scholarships, our scholarship program to support low and middle-income countries delegates to the 2018 ISBNPA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong (deadline March 4, 2018). 

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