Fort Walton Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2006
The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) and the Chicago Park District have joined together to assess the physical activity levels of Chicago Children. The researchers following the Park District Program have found that the children involved, ages 4-12, are receiving nearly half of the recommended daily amount of physical activity during the after-school program, but more is needed.
The program is using GT1M ActiGraph accelerometers, or activity monitors, and observation methods to measure the amount and intensity of physical activity that the children get during the three part after-school program. The program incorporates homework time, free-play time, and leader-organized recreational time.
To learn more about CLOCC’s mission, visit CLOCC.
To learn more about the GT1M ActiGraph, visit ActiGraph, LLC.