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Schools asked to play key role in fight against childhood obesity

Last Thursday saw the UK government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity unveiled. The main aim of the scheme is to get children eating healthier and undertaking more exercise whilst at school.

The strategy stated that primary schools in the UK will now be expected to deliver at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity to their pupils every day. Physical activity will also be a key part of the new healthy schools rating scheme. This voluntary scheme allows schools to demonstrate what they are doing to help make children more physically active. Continue reading

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Scotland launches new fund to boost the participation of women in sport

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A new scheme in Scotland is being set to help increase women’s engagement in sport.

The £300,000 Sporting Equality Fund will try to close the gender gap that emerges in early adolescence.

Recent studies have shown that during early teenage years boys are 20% more likely than girls to be involved in sport.

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Study reveals drop in children’s fitness levels during the summer months

New research has suggested that the fitness levels of UK schoolchildren are being decreased by their ‘lazy summer holidays’.

This information came from a study carried out by the UKActive Research Institute. The study involved over 400 children from schools in Camden and Islington as part of the ‘My Personal Best Challenge’, developed by Premier Sport. It found that British schoolchildren’s fitness levels dropped by 80% during the holidays.

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Free webinar: ADHD and Nutrition

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Presenter: Diane Rishikof
Wednesday 27th July 2016
17:00 to 18:00 GMT

 

This free webinar will take an extensive look at the impact of diet on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including best nutrition for the growing brain as well as specific diets that could benefit those with the disorder.

The webinar aims to discuss and highlight the related topics such as micronutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, nutritional and herbal supplements that may help and other factors including sleep and exercise.

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Children found to be unaware of the health risks posed by sports drinks

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A study published in the British Dental Journal has found that a rising number of 12-14 year olds are regularly drinking sports drinks. These drinks pose an increased risk of obesity and tooth decay, concluded Cardiff University School of Denistry.

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Traditional playground games thought to help with concentration

Research has found that traditional playground games such as ‘British Bulldog’ and ‘Stuck in the Mud’ could improve child fitness and concentration during lesson times.

The study was conducted by psychologists working with children with ADHD. The findings showed that by encouraging physical activity during play time children would get fit without considering the activity to be exercise. They would then be tired and exhilarated, making them more prepared to settle down and learn.

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Youth Sport Trust National School Sport Week

The Youth Sport Trust is busy gearing up for its annual celebration of the benefits of being active — National School Sport Week (NSSW).

This year’s event will take place from the 20-24 June at schools up and down the country.

Millions of young people and thousands of primary and secondary schools have already taken part in the event since it first started in 2008 Continue reading

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UK children eating four times the recommended daily amount of sugar

Research reports children aged five are filling up on sugar by eating four times more than the recommended daily amount.

The study was centered around English schoolchildren, who were found to be consuming an average of 75g of sugar per day (19 teaspoons) with the suggested amount just 19g. Continue reading

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