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Joy, play and doing together

Publications of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland 2016-12-03 Recommendations for physical activity in early childhood The Joy in Motion programme, aimed at increasing the level of physical activity in...

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EYFS Best Practice – All about… child obesity

Nursery World | 05 September 2016 by Dr Lala Manners Abstract from original article by Dr Lala Manners | A Weighty Problem The age at which obesity affects overall health and wellbeing – and compromises life...

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Childhood Obesity | A Plan for Action

Commentary by Dr Lala Manners | 18 August 2016 In an overall weak strategy – what are the positives for EY/PD/PA? That EY is recognised as a critical period that informs and supports the future health and wellbeing of all...

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Taxing Sugar to Fund a City – 2nd Stage for Liverpool?

activematters comment | Liverpool city council is to start naming and shaming heavily sugared drinks, such as Lucozade and Coca-Cola, in a hard-hitting drive to warn parents about the health dangers they pose to their children.

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activematters | opinion | Obesity strategy and beyond!

activematters | Successive governments have had an appalling track record (and getting worse by the day) by pandering to vested interests of the food & drinks industry (salt, sugar, labeling, marketing to children), dating back to the time when major health charities walked away from Andrew Lansley’s “responsibility” partnerships , because of his refusal to overrule the industry on anything much, or even to impose any serious rules on the minimal obligation to inform customers clearly about the nutrition in their food.

Exercise + classwork may = better math scores

Medical Xpress | Amy Norton, Healthday Reporter | 24 February 2016 (HealthDay)—Schoolchildren may have an easier time learning if exercise is part of their math and spelling lessons, a new study suggests. Dutch...

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