Mónica Suárez Reyes is an assistant professor at the School of Physical Activity, Sports and Health Sciences at the University of Santiago de Chile. She obtained a Doctorate in Public Health at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. She has a Master’s degree in Nutrition with a mention in health promotion and she has a Licentiate in Physical Activity Sciences.
Professor Suárez’s lines of research focus on the promotion of physical activity in different contexts and the relationship with health in children and adults.
About her lecture:
A Whole-school Approach to Promoting Physical Activity for Health
The lack of physical activity is a problem that affects the entire population, including children. The school represents a unique opportunity to promote physical activity from an early age, which has benefits at physical, mental, and cognitive levels. The whole approach considers prioritizing physical education classes in conjunction with other options throughout the school day to maximize opportunities for movement. The conference will focus on the discussion of international evidence and local examples of barriers and opportunities for the application of the whole approach to physical activity in the school context.