Existing sedentary behaviour guidelines for children and youth target overall sedentary behaviour and recreational screen time, without any specifc recommendations regarding school-related sedentary behaviours (i.e., sedentary behaviours performed during the school day, or within the infuence of school). The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of international evidence-based recommendations for school-related sedentary behaviours for children and youth, led by the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network.
A healthy day includes breaking up extended periods of sedentary behaviour and incorporating diferent types of movement into homework whenever possible, while limiting sedentary homework. School-related screen time should be meaningful, mentally or physically active, and serve a specifc pedagogical purpose that enhances learning. Replacing sedentary learning activities with movement-based learning activities, and replacing screen-based learning activities with non-screen-based learning activities, can further support students’ health and wellbeing.
International Journal Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity/June 2022