Presented by Dr. Nathana Griffiths
Supervised by Dr. Gita Wahi

Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 8 am in HSC-3A14

Obesity is prevalent among Canadian children, and few children are achieving the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Physical literacy has evolved as a construct in order to understand what qualities enable children to engage in physical activity and form the foundation of a physically active lifestyle. We propose a qualitative descriptive study of children and youth in a weight management program to explore the experiences and needs of participants with varying physical literacy levels. We hope to better understand what factors promote or hinder physical literacy, what the personal goals of the participants are regarding physical activity, and what intervention strategies they desire. The results will be used to inform the development of a program designed to improve physical literacy.

The objectives of this Research Roundtable are to:

  1. Discuss the rationale for the research question.
  2. Discuss the rationale for the population chosen.
  3. Review the methods.
  4. Review the interview guide.