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Table 1 Guidelines for Child Health Behaviours

From: The impact of different types of parental support behaviours on child physical activity, healthy eating, and screen time: a cross-sectional study

Behaviour Source Child’s Age Guideline/Recommendation
Physical Activity Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) <1 years Be physically active several times daily
1-4 years Accumulate at least 180 min of physical activity at any intensity throughout the day
5-17 years Accumulate at least 60 min of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily
Healthy Eating Canada’s Food Guide from Health Canada 2-3 years 4 fruit & vegetable (FV) servings per day
4-8 years 5 FV servings per day
9-13 years 6 FV servings per day
14-18 years Females: 7 FV servings per day
Males: 8 FV servings per day
Screen Time Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) <2 years Screen time is not recommended
2-4 years Screen time should be limited to under 1 h per day
5-17 years Limit recreational screen time to no more than 2 h per day