Symposium on physical activity, health, and cognition in children

On Thursday February 19th 2015, at the Liikunta building (L), University of Jyväskylä, Keskussairaalantie 4, Jyväskylä, Finland. Auditorium L302.

Part 1: Physical activity, health, and well-being in children

14.00 Opening of the Symposium | Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Sports Sciences Lasse Kannas, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

14.05–14.20 Always on the move? Measured physical activity of 3-year-old preschool children | Dr. Anne Soini, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

14.20–14.50 Early identification of children at increased cardiometabolic risk | Professor Timo Lakka, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

14.50–15.20 Finnish Schools on the Move programme – towards more physically active and less sedentary schoolday | Research Director Tuija Tammelin, LIKES Research Center for Sport and Health Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland

Part 2. Determinants of cognition academic achievement in children – Educational and health perspectives

15.45–16.10 Development and prediction of academic skills in a longitudinal study of Finnish children | Professor Anna-Maija Poikkeus, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

16.10–16.30 Physical activity and sedentary behavior in association with academic performance and cognitive functions in school-aged children | Dr. Heidi Syväoja, LIKES Research Center for Sport and Health Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland

16.30–17.30 Key Note Speaker Classroom physical activity and academic performance – practical examples and current evidence | Dr. Darla Castelli, University of Texas at Austin, USA

17.30–17.45 Diet, Cardiometabolic Risk, and Cognition during Childhood | Eero Haapala, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

17.45–18.00 Closing of the Symposium | Dr. Arja Sääkslahti, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

For more information:

Eero Haapala, M.Sc., Symposium coordinator, School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland. Tel. +358 407254025, email: eero.haapala (at) uef.fi

Arja Sääkslahti, Ph.D., Symposium chair, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Jyväskylä. Email:

 
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