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School Reports Phase 1
School Reports Phase 1

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Published by: Smart Cities, Healthy Kids on Jul 25, 2011
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St. Matthew School
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit
Smart Cities, Healthy Kids 
Thank you, St. Matthew School, for participating in the
Smart Cities, Healthy Kids 
Smart Cities, Healthy Kids 
is a three-year project sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research,the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Health Research Foundation. We are centred in theSaskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) at the University of Saskatchewan.Our goal is to conduct research that will be of direct benefit to our research participants, partners, andcommunities in general. We aim to provide information, ideas, and assistance to those who work withchildren to create innovative health intervention strategies. We are grateful for the opportunity to collectdata within the school systems and are happy to provide our results to those who have participated in thisstudy. This report focuses on the results from the
Smart Cities, Healthy Kids 
questionnaire. We will continueto provide updated information from subsequent research phases, as it becomes available.
Smart Cities, Healthy Kids 
is pleased to provide this results profile for your school. Sharing information withthe community is made possible through the funding and support of the following organizations:
University of SaskatchewanUniversity of ReginaCity of SaskatoonSaskatchewan Population Health and EvaluationResearch UnitSaskatoon Health RegionCanadian Institutes of Health ResearchHeart and Stroke Foundation of CanadaHealth Research FoundationSaskatchewan Health Research Foundation
The principal investigator for this project is Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD.
For more information
regarding thisprofile, the research project associated with it, or a complete list of contributing researchers, visit
or contact:Tracy RidallsResearch Manager Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit(306) 966-2237tracy.ridalls@usask.ca
Note: Please interpret some results with caution.
The data for this profile may or may not be representativeof your school due to small sample sizes. In particular,
if your school has fewer than 20 participants in this study, your results may not be representative.
However, you may still benefit from observing Saskatoontrends, which are reported in most areas for comparison.
Throughout the report, you will find word bubbles titled “In Their Own Words…” These quotations come
directly from comments provided by students through the
Smart Cities, Healthy Kids 
questionnaire, andprovide unique insight into the student perspective.
Smart Cities, Healthy Kids: The Project 1Understanding the Issue: Childhood Obesity 2Participants from Your School
Gender Distribution 3Grade Distribution 3Age Distribution 3Aboriginal Participants 3Home Neighbourhoods 4The Home Environment 4
Student Personal Perceptions 5
Body Weight 5Academic Performance 5
Family and Peer Influences 6
Family Members 6Friends and Peers 6
Reasons for Inactivity 7Sedentary Behaviour 8
Screen Time 8
Sources of Physical Activity 9
Gym Class 9Structured Activity 9
Unstructured Activity 9
 The Neighbourhood Factor 10
Park Access 10
Neighbourhood Perceptions 10
 Active Transportation 11Food Consumption and Eating Habits 12The Food Environment: Our Sister Study 13References 14

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