About ActiveCHILD


Please note that the ActiveCHILD website has now moved to be part of our main CHILD Research Group pages, and can be accessed here. Thank you for visiting us!

Our goal is that all children live healthy, happy lives with full participation. To advance this, ActiveCHILD seeks to enable children to participate in physical activity and active play.

A healthy childhood with active participation is one of the strongest predictors of long-term health, achievement, and happiness. Being physically active is how children engage with the world and enjoy life. Being active also improves children’s bones, muscles, heart, blood vessels, mental health, physical skills, thinking, and learning.

Many children are not as physically active as they would like to be, or as active as they should be. We seek to help children and their parents, and professionals, to change this.