Despite efforts to get kids more active, a disturbingly high number of young people across the UK aren’t reaching the target of 60 minutes physical activity each day. In England for example, 15% of boys and 19% of girls aren’t even achieving 30 minutes a day!
One in five children interviewed in a recent survey said said exercise was “a chore” that was only needed by people who are overweight.
This popular resource has been updated for 2009 to highlight how schools can adopt a whole school approach to physical activity.
February is National Heart Month and is your chance to take a stand against the UK’s biggest killer. The British Heart Foundation is encouraging people to hold events throughout the month and has assembled a free Fundraising Kit containing posters, games, advice and ideas to help you organise and promote your event. The theme of the event can take any form your imagination can conjure up – a wear red day, a red wine party, a red scarf knitathon, a red faces event …anything goes as long as it’s red! To get more information or request a Fundraising Kit contact the British Heart Foundation.
The British Heart Foundation is trying to do its bit to stop kids in the UK opting for burgers instead of salads.The charity has launched a new website featuring Professor Gunter von Gunter who encourages to kids create a virtual version of themselves.