Available on the NCCOR website, the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities and related materials facilitate measurement of the energy cost of nearly 200 physical activities in children and youth. The Youth Compendium provides a way to standardize energy costs in children and youth and can be used in numerous ways, such as:
- To summarize energy expenditures from diverse activities
- To help inform the design of physical activity interventions
- To assist in creating physical education lesson plans
- To help with physical fitness testing
The Youth Compendium is intended for widespread use. Recently, several NCCOR members published a research article in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport titled “Utility of the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities” to highlight its practical application for various audiences. The article describes the rationale and development of the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities and discusses its utility for audiences in research, education, community, health care, public health, and the private sector.