Zino is a research assistant working with the PLAYCE (PLAY Spaces and Environments for Children’s Physical Activity, Health & Development) Research Group. Zino has worked on the PLAYCE study since 2016 recruiting hundreds of families into the study and has aided the collection of physical activity data from children aged 2-8.
Zino is believes that focusing on physical activity in the early years is imperative to shaping the behaviours of the next generation and believes that encouraging families to take an interest in their child’s physical activity is beneficial.
Zino has a Bachelor of Science degree in population health from the University of Western Australia.
Impact of covid-19 restrictions on western Australian children’s physical activity and screen time
Physical activity is essential for children’s healthy development, yet COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions such as school closures and staying at home, playground closures, and the cancelling of organised community sport have dramatically altered children’s opportunities to be physically active. This study describes changes in levels of physical activity and screen time from February 2020 (i.e., before COVID-19 restrictions were introduced in Western Australia) to May 2020 (i.e., when COVID-19 restrictions were in place). Parents of children aged 5 to 9 years from Western Australia were eligible to participate and recruited through convenience sampling.Published research Infectious Diseases Child Physical Activity, Health and Development Technology & Kids
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