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Sleeping soundly: Why catching Zzz’s matters for kids

Sleep is a pillar of child health and well-being. And yet, in Canada, nearly one-third of kids aged 10-13 and about a quarter of those 14-17 are sleep deprived.

Research shows that sleep impacts a child’s attention span, weight, behaviour, diet and overall physical and mental health. So what can we do to ensure children are getting the sleep they need? The answer may exist in our schools.

In our next This is Public Health lecture, school health researcher Kate Storey will discuss the importance of sleep and its link to physical activity, nutrition and academic achievement. She will also discuss how promoting health—including sleep—at school can translate to healthy behaviours at home.

Join the School of Public Health for this free, public lecture. If you are unable to attend in person, you may view a live stream here: http://bit.ly/SleepingSoundlyLiveStream.

March 15, 2018
5 to 6 p.m.
L1-490 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

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