The Active Family

Main funder

Funder's project numberOKM/59/626/2017,OKM/74/626/2018,OKM/90/626/2019

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 380 000,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date01/04/2018

Project end date31/12/2021


Lack of physical activity parenting is found to associate with physical inactivity in children. On the other hand, child affects parenting via own behavior and personal characteristics. This is globally a topical issue as overweight and obesity related health risks are increasing in children, and increasing prevalence of physical inactivity is closely associated with this worrying trend. This study aims at examining how physical activity parenting predicts the change in children’s physical activity over a transitional period from kindergarten to primary school, during a period when children’s physical activity is highly polarized and begins to decline. Secondly, study aims at examining how children’s physical activity and personal characteristics at kindergarten age predict physical activity parenting later at primary school age. The study findings may open new avenues for physical activity and health counseling in child health clinics and school health care.

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Primary responsible unit

Profiling areaPhysical activity through life span (University of Jyväskylä JYU) PACTS

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