Delegate: School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Affiliations: University of Alberta
Short Bio: Title | Sleeping soundly: Why catching Zzz’s matters for kids
Content | Sleep is a pillar of child health and well-being. And yet, nearly one-third of kids aged 10-13 and about a quarter of 14-17 year olds in Canada are sleep deprived.
Research shows that sleep impacts a child’s attention span, weight, behaviour, diet and overall physical and mental health. So what can we do to ensure children are getting the sleep they need? The answer may exist in our schools.
Join the School of Public Health on March 15 for our sixth installment of the This is Public Health lecture series. Researcher Kate Storey will discuss how promoting healthy behaviours at school can translate to sleeping soundly at home.
Activity: Free, public lecture
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date of Activity: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Submitted By: Rachel Harper