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Salomé Aubert, Joel D. Barnes, Megan L. Forse, Evan Turner, Silvia A. González, Jakub Kalinowski, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Eun-Young Lee, Reginald Ocansey, John J. Reilly, Natasha Schranz, Leigh M. Vanderloo and Mark S. Tremblay

Background: In response to growing concerns over high levels of physical inactivity among young people, the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance developed a series of national Report Cards on physical activity for children and youth to advocate for the promotion of physical activity. This article provides updated evidence of the impact of the Report Cards on powering the movement to get children and youth moving globally. Methods: This assessment was performed using quantitative and qualitative sources of information, including surveys, peer-reviewed publications, e-mails, gray literature, and other sources. Results: Although it is still too early to observe a positive change in physical activity levels among children and youth, an impact on raising awareness and capacity building in the national and international scientific community, disseminating information to the general population and stakeholders, and on powering the movement to get kids moving has been observed. Conclusions: It is hoped that the Report Card activities will initiate a measurable shift in the physical activity levels of children and contribute to achieving the 4 strategic objectives of the World Health Organization Global Action Plan as follows: creating an active society, creating active environments, creating active lives, and creating active systems.

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Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari, Kelly Samara da Silva, Nelson Nardo, Roberto Jerônimo dos Santos Silva, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes and Valter Cordeiro Barbosa Filho

. It is time to take care of children and adolescents in Brazil: information on different indicators of physical activity that allow global comparisons . Rev Bras Cineantropom Desempenho Hum . In press . 4. Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics . ( 2016 ). National survey of school health

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Taru Manyanga, Joel D. Barnes, Chalchisa Abdeta, Ade F. Adeniyi, Jasmin Bhawra, Catherine E. Draper, Tarun R. Katapally, Asaduzzaman Khan, Estelle Lambert, Daga Makaza, Vida K. Nyawornota, Reginald Ocansey, Narayan Subedi, Riaz Uddin, Dawn Tladi and Mark S. Tremblay

cultures 23 , 24 and a lack of data regarding the extent of or levels of inequalities in and determinants of movement behaviors among children and youth 27 in many countries with low to medium HDIs continue to make it challenging to draw meaningful global comparisons or conclusions. Previous studies 18

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Lisa E. Bolger, Linda A. Bolger, Cian O’ Neill, Edward Coughlan, Wesley O’Brien, Seán Lacey and Con Burns

object-control skills. FMS Proficiency—A Global Comparison FMS proficiency levels of Irish primary school children were found to be similar to levels reported worldwide ( Bardid et al., 2016 ; Bellows et al., 2013 ; Burrows et al., 2014 ; Cliff et al., 2009 ; Spessato et al., 2013 ; Ulrich, 2000

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Bob Heere, Henry Wear, Adam Jones, Tim Breitbarth, Xiaoyan Xing, Juan Luis Paramio Salcines, Masayuki Yoshida and Inge Derom

collection methods prevented intercomparisons between nations (i.e., U.S. residents are more positive than German residents), but it did support and allow for a within-nation comparison between the treatment groups and the control groups, as well as an overall global comparison between the treatment and