60 Minute Kids' Club

60 Minute Kids’ Club Amalgamates with Sport for Life Society

The Sport for Life Society is excited to announce that the organization amalgamated the operations of 60 Minutes Kids’ Club into its suite of programs and services

The Sport for Life Society is recognized as the international experts on the Sport for Life movement, Long-Term Athlete Development, and physical literacy development. 60 Minute Kids Club is a program that has helped more than 78,000 elementary students from over 400 schools across Canada learn healthy habits over the past six years.

60 Minute Kids' Club and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame announce partnership

60 Minute Kids' Club and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame partner for greater physical literacy levels and participation in sports of Canadian kids

Vancouver, BC - 60 Minute Kids' Club and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame are pleased to announce their partnership to support greater physical literacy levels and sports participation of Canadian children.

The partners have rallied around their core competencies and a common purpose: to help kids become physically literate, with the skills that enable participation in sports from an early age and throughout their lives. Such skill development has fallen off significantly over the past decades. 60MKC and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame have come together to ensure Canadians are supported in reaching physical literacy by focusing on children and youth.

Video: Fixing the childhood obesity epidemic

Matt Young at TEDxStanleyPark

The 60 Minute Kids’ Club is a free program that supports elementary schools physical literacy and health strategies.  Visit http://fms.60mkc.org to start monitoring, recording and supporting the week-by-week, year-by-year development of your kids’ Fundamental Movement Skills, helping set them up for a lifetime of movement, experience and health. 

Parents Canada magazine: 60 Minute Kids' Club co-founder Matt Young on childhood obesity and inactivity

Matt Young, co-founder of 60 Minute Kids' Club, wrote an article on childhood obesity and inactivity for Parents Canada magazine

Childhood obesity and inactivity

A great deal of time, money and energy has been invested in discussing what it will take to raise the bar on our children's health and physical activity. As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, we need to move beyond talk. We need practical, measureable solutions.

Thankfully, it seems to be happening. People are starting to realize that there is no single “silver bullet” solution to fighting the obesity epidemic. People are recognizing we need a multifaceted, “silver buckshot” approach that addresses all of the causes of inactivity and obesity. This is progress.

But soon we will face a practical question: How will we know when we have turned things around for our children?

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