Salomé Aubert

Salomé Aubert
Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance

PhD in Population Health
Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) Fellow

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Introduction
My work focuses on the global surveillance and promotion of active behaviours among all children and adolescents.
Additional affiliations
March 2020 - present
Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance
Position
  • Oceania Representative and active voting member
Description
  • Oceania Representative, voting member, and member of the Communication Committee of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) Board of Director, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to “power the movement to get kids moving”. • Support of the development of the Global Matrix 4.0 on physical activity for children and youth • Scientific and communication support of AHKGA activities • Management of AHKGA twitter account (@activehealthykids.org)
January 2020 - present
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Volunteer at the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Center (HALO), at the Children’s Hospital of Easter Ontario (CHEO) • Coordination/lead of reviews on the global surveillance of physical activity and sedentary behaviour of children and youth • Research support for the development of the Global Matrix 4.0 on physical activity for children and youth • Research support for the 2020 France’s Report Card on physical activity for children and youth • Contribution to research projects related
February 2019 - March 2019
Carleton University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Guest lecturer at the University of Carleton, Ottawa, Canada • 3 hours lecture entitled “Sedentary behaviour and health” for the master level course “Special Topics: Social and Behavioural Contemporary Issues in Healthy Active Living: biological, psychosocial, policy and global perspectives” given by Prof. Mark Tremblay o Co-evaluation of the student’s presentations, co-preparation and marking of the final exam • 1 hour and half lecture entitled “Healthy Living: Implications of an active vs. sed
Education
September 2015 - March 2020
University of Ottawa
Field of study
  • Population Health
April 2013 - April 2013
Erasmus
Field of study
  • Erasmus Intensive Program « Routine and Cutting-End Technologies in Physical Activity: Implications for Health Sport Performance » hosted by the partnership between Queen University of Belfast, Universidad de Valencia, and Université de Rennes 2
September 2012 - June 2014
Université de Rennes 2
Field of study
  • “Movement, Sport and Health”

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Publications (50)
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Background A recent dialogue in the field of play, learn, and teach outdoors (referred to as “PLaTO” hereafter) demonstrated the need for developing harmonized and consensus-based terminology, taxonomy, and ontology for PLaTO. This is important as the field evolves and diversifies in its approaches, contents, and contexts over time and in different...
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Background: Fitness is a powerful marker of health associated with physical activity (PA) in university students. However, insufficient PA is a serious health concern among university students. Active commuting provides an opportunity for increased PA levels. Therefore, the aims of this study were (a) to describe the mode of commuting, PA and fitn...
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The health of individuals, societies, and our planet is in a critical state, and the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated our vulnerability and need for rebuilding a new normal. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development presented 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognizing that ending poverty and hunger requires improving health...
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nsufficient physical activity and sedentary behaviors (SB) are major risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Monitoring the prevalence of physical activity (PA) and SB is essential to meet the health needs of the population. This article presents the prevalence of PA and SB in the French population and their evolution during the last decade. Da...
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Introduction The enhancement of data systems and capabilities at national levels to support regular population surveillance of physical activity (PA) was identified as a priority in the World Health Organization Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018–2030. The aims of this project were to: (i) review, compare, and discuss the methodological i...
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More physical activity and less sedentary behavior is beneficial for children and adolescents. Worldwide, gender differences are >8% favorable for men and the Latin-American region presents an even higher level of insufficient physical activity among women, with a lack of information in young population. Thus, the aim of the current study was to de...
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Background One of the strategic actions identified in the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (PA) 2018–2030 is the enhancement of data systems and capabilities at national levels to support regular population surveillance of PA. Although national and international standardized surveillance of PA among children and adolescents has increased in...
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Background: There is an alarming and constant worldwide progression of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors in children and adolescents. The present paper summarizes findings from France's 2020 Report Card on physical activity for children and youth, comparing its results to its 2 previous editions (2016 and 2018). Methods: France's 2020...
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OUTLINE What is AHKGA? What is a Report Card? What is the Global Matrix? Global Matrix 3.0: findings from 49 countries across 6 continents Highlights from the evaluation of the Global Matrix 3.0 International impact of the AHKGA Global Matrices/Report Card initiative Future directions of the Global Matrices/Report Card initiative
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Objective To present findings from the available global surveillance systems of physical activity (PA) for children and youth (0-17 year-old), and to highlight research gaps and needs for their improvement. Methods Narrative review of the international surveillance systems, studies, and global initiatives collecting or compiling evidence on the PA...
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This article aims to compare the prevalence of active transportation among children and adolescents from 49 countries at different levels of development. The data was extracted from the Report Cards on Physical Activity for Children and Youth from the 49 countries that participated in the Global Matrix 3.0 initiative. Descriptive statistics and a l...
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Background: The impact of declining physical activity and increased sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents globally prompted the development of national and international physical activity guidelines. This research aims to systematically identify and compare national and international physical activity guidelines for children and adolesce...
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Introduction Participation in the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) Global Matrix initiative represents a significant work and resource investment for Report Card teams. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the process and findings of the Global Matrix 3.0 and formulate recommendations for improvement. Methods The evaluation of th...
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Physical inactivity is identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Consequently, surveillance of physical activity/inactivity is important for understanding the scope and distribution of the public health impact, and informing and assessing future strategies and interventions. Physical activity surveillance relies on objectiv...
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In response to growing concern about physical inactivity among children, the Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth was created in Canada in 2005. The Report Card is a public-facing document reporting letter grades, updated scientific information, research gaps, and recommendations for improvement on physical activity indicators fo...
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Participation in the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) Global Matrix initiative represents a significant work and resource investment for Report Card teams. The objective of this work was to evaluate the process and findings of the Global Matrix 3.0 and formulate recommendations for improvement. The evaluation of the Global Matrix 3.0 wa...
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Off possible interest. This is the presentation I did for the defence of my PhD in Population Health. What I was saying is in the notes below the slide. I had to prepare a 20 min presentation, which was followed by an hour and half of questions.
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Background: In response to growing concerns over high levels of physical inactivity among young people, the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance developed a series of national Report Cards on physical activity for children and youth to advocate for the promotion of physical activity. This article provides updated evidence of the impact of the Repor...
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Background: Insufficient levels of physical activity and increasing sedentary time among children and youth are being observed internationally. The purpose of this paper is to summarize findings from France's 2018 Report Card on physical activity for children and youth, and to make comparisons with its 2016 predecessor and with the Report Cards of...
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Background: Accumulating sufficient moderate to vigorous physical activity is recognized as a key determinant of physical, physiological, developmental, mental, cognitive, and social health among children and youth (aged 5–17 y). The Global Matrix 3.0 of Report Card grades on physical activity was developed to achieve a better understanding of the...
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Background: To better understand the childhood physical inactivity crisis, Report Cards on physical activity of children and youth were prepared concurrently in 30 very high Human Development Index countries. The aim of this article was to present, describe, and compare the findings from these Report Cards. Methods: The Report Cards were develop...
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Results from France's 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
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Background Health effects of sedentary behaviors (SB) may vary depending on their characteristics such as type, purpose, duration, and intensity of the behavior. While a growing number of questionnaires assess sedentary behaviors, it is unclear which characteristics of SB are measured. The aim of this review was to examine the content of self-repor...
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Content of sedentary behaviors questionnaires. This table presents in the column A and B the short form of the taxonomy in a hierarchical form. In the other columns are presented the SB characteristics identified within each questionnaire. The SB characteristics linked to the taxonomy are represented by an X, while the (X) represents the SB charact...
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Full list of questionnaire abbreviations and their corresponding definitions. This file presents the entire list of SB questionnaires analyzed in this review, their abbreviations, and the references for each of them. (DOCX)
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Background and Purpose Physical inactivity was identified as the fourth leading risk factor for non-communicable diseases [NCDs] and has been described as one of “the biggest public health problems of the 21st century”. The global prevalence of physical inactivity is now estimated at more than 80% for adolescents and a huge increase in the prevalen...
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Policy level approaches are a promising and potentially powerful way to reduce sedentary behaviour at a population level. Ecological models have typically been used to reduce sedentary behaviour at a policy level. These focus on specific settings where policies may be present. This chapter examines home, workplace, education, transportation, health...
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Background: The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology convened representatives of national organizations, research experts, methodologists, stakeholders, and end-users who followed rigorous and transparent guideline development procedures to create the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years): An Integration of Physi...
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Background: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the relationships between sedentary behaviour (SB) and health indicators in children aged 0 to 4 years, and to determine what doses of SB (i.e., duration, patterns [frequency, interruptions], and type) were associated with health indicators. Methods: Online databases were searched...
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Background: The objective of this systematic review was to examine for the first time the associations between sleep duration and a broad range of health indicators in children aged 0 to 4 years. Methods: Electronic databases were searched with no limits on date or study design. Included studies (published in English or French) were peer-reviewe...
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Background: New Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years have been released in 2017. According to the guidelines, within a 24-h period, preschoolers should accumulate at least 180 min of physical activity (of which at least 60 min is moderate-to-vigorous physical activity), engage in no more than 1 h of screen time, and obtain betw...
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Sedentary behaviour has been identified as a specifically deleterious personal practice on multiple levels of health of individuals at all ages, including the pediatric population (i.e., 0 to 18 years of age). The aims of this paper are to (I) summarize the literature concerning the definition, the characteristics, the context, the determinants and...
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Background The prominence of sedentary behavior research in health science has grown rapidly. With this growth there is increasing urgency for clear, common and accepted terminology and definitions. Such standardization is difficult to achieve, especially across multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners, and industries. The Sedentary Behavior R...
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Background The prominence of sedentary behavior research in health science has grown rapidly. With this growth there is increasing urgency for clear, common and accepted terminology and definitions. Such standardization is difficult to achieve, especially across multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners, and industries. The Sedentary Behavior R...
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Background: Many countries publish periodic Report Cards on physical activity for children and youth. This paper presents the results from the first French Report Card providing a systematic synthesis and assessment of the national engagements to facilitate childhood physical activity. Methods: A search for nationally representative data on 8 in...
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The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the concurrent preparation of Report Cards on the physical activity of children and youth in 38 countries from 6 continents (representing 60% of the world’s population). Nine common indicators were used (Overall Physical Activity, Organized Sport Participation, Active Play, Active Transportation, Se...

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Aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the WHO published the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018–2030 to provide guidance to support the implementation of national multi-sectoral PA actions and set a specific target of a 15% relative reduction in the global prevalence of physical inactivity in adults and adolescents. One of the strategic actions identified in the Global Action Plan is the enhancement of data systems and capabilities at national levels to support regular population surveillance of PA. This project aims to address methodological limitations, surveillance and research gaps, and improve the actual situation regarding the global surveillance of active behaviour of children and adolescents to support the future development of policies and programs effectively promoting healthy physical activity in all contexts.
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To develop Report Cards with the most updated information about physical activity indicators of children and adolescents around the world.