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KIDS-CAN Researchers present at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children in Toronto

Drs. Stella Muthuri and Lucy-Joy Wachira presented their thesis findings based on ISCOLE-Kenya data at the Global Summit in Toronto this May 2014. Lucy-Joy presented on the associations between BMI and percent body fat status and screen-based sedentary activity of Kenyan urban school children, while Stella presented on the socioeconomic differences in objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity among the same Kenyan urban school children,while Stella presented on the socioeconomic differences in objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity among the same Kenyan urban school children.

KIDS-CAN researchers successfully defend their theses

Congratulations to Drs. Stella Muthuri and Lucy-Joy Wachira  for succesfully defending their doctoral dissertation.Read More....

Experts raise alarm over rising number of fat children in towns

How too much TV, little or no real games is ‘killing’ children

Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth released

Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the physical activity and body weight of children and youth was released by Dr.Vincent Onywera on Friday 4th April 2014 at 10:00 a.m at Kenyatta University,Kenya.The colorful ceremony was graced by Prof.Olive Mugenda, the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University, ........... [Read more]

 maputo conference

KIDS-CAN Researchers  present at a conference in Mozambique

Graduate students Stella Muthuri (HALO) and Joy Wachira (Kenyatta University) made presentations at the Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa Conference in Maputo, Mozambique this week. The authors and titles of the presentations are provided below and details of the conference are available at:


Our own Dr. Vincent Onywera had been appointed the  Registrar (Research, Innovation and Outreach) At Kenyatta University. Until his appointment, Dr.Onywera who is also an Adjunct Investigator at the CHEORI was the Director for the Centre for International Programmes and Collaboration at Kenyatta University. We take this opportunity to congratulate Dr.Onywera on his appointment

IUNS International congress in Granada,Spain    (website link)

Newsletter(Page6) on IUNS 2013 Congress in Granada

Kid-Can Team Secures Can $ 449,200 Grant From IDRC

KIDS-CAN team through Dr.Vincent Onywera ,Dr.Mark Tremblay and Richard Larouche have secured a grant worth CAN $ 449,200 from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to conduct a research project entitled, ' Assessment of physical activity and active transport among school children ........... [Read more]

 The Power to Move KIDS Global Summit on the physical activity of children

The event brings together leading researchers and practitioners to address the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis.Come meet dynamic, forward-thinking leaders in the field of childhood physical activity.…[Read more...]

KIDS-CAN Researchers present at a conference in Accra,Ghana

Dr. Vincent Onywera and Ms. Lucy Wachira made presentations at the Ghana Physical Education & Sport Thinktank 4th Annual International Conference & 2nd Ghana Congress on Exercise Medicine.The meetings took place between 4th – 7th June, 2013 at the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons. [Read more]

Are we driving our Kids to unhealthy habits?

Active transportation – walking, biking, in-line skating and skateboarding to get to and from places such as school, parks and shops – has long been known to be an important source of physical activity for children and youth..[Read more]

Adiposity and Physical Activity Among Children in Countries at Different Stages of the Physical Activity Transition: Canada, Mexico and Kenya

Dr. Vincent Onywera (Visiting Scholar from Kenya in 2009), Dr. Kristi Adamo, Dr. Mark Tremblay and their colleagues have co-written a paper, “Adiposity and physical activity among children in countries at different stages of the physical activity transition: [read more]



PAAT Research – Kenyatta University began this year, 2014, with a two day training of the research team. This was facilitated by the Project Leader, Dr. Vincent Onywera, Registered Urban Planner, Professor Caleb Mireri, Ms. Stella Muthuri (KIDS CAN), Ms. Joy Wachira (ISCOLE), PAAT Project Manager, Ms. June Owilli, and two PAAT project Coordinators, Mr. Sylvester Hayke (PhD. Student) and Ms. Everyline Amile (Msc. Student). >>Read More......

2014 Report Card launch

The 2014 Report Card was  launched on 4th April 2014.

The venue was Kenyatta University - Business Service and Student Centre (BSSC) at 10:00am >>Read More<<

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