This area of CanChild research explores physical activity in children and youth. Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of all individuals. Childhood is a critical time to prevent the onset of obesity and to support children's health-related behaviours.
The Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program (CHEMP) is housed at the Children's Exercise & Nutrition Centre at McMaster University and McMaster Children's Hospital. This website provides information on CHEMP's research, educational, and clinical activity related to exercise and children's health.