Sun exposure, physical activity and children at childcare centres (SunPAC) study - Hayley Christian, Zakia Jeemi, Liz Milne, Shelley Gorman and Lucinda Black
The Solar UV Exposure and Physical Activity of Children at Childcare (SunPAC) study is part of the three year (2015-2017) Healthway-funded PLAYCE study (Play Spaces and Environments for Children's Physical Activity). The SunPAC study aims to investigate solar ultraviolet radiation exposure and physical activity levels of children aged 2 to 5 years and associations with modifiable characteristics in centre-based childcare. These modifiable characteristics include sun protection policies and practices; physical activity policies and practices; and shade cover. It is anticipated that findings from the SunPAC study will help highlight the influence of childcare sun protection and physical activity policies and practices on time spent outdoors and solar UV exposure and physical activity levels of young children.