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Nurturing healthy minds together

This recent report, published by the National Children’s Bureau explores how services and parents can work in partnership to support the social and emotional development of under fives.’

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78% of UK children failing to meet recommended fitness levels

Fit For Sport, the UK’s leaders in engaging and educating children and young people through physical activity, have revealed that a worrying 78% of primary school pupils across the UK measured through their Healthy Active Schools System (HASS) are failing to meet the recommended fitness levels for their age group.

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CMO Special Obesity Report 2019

The usual focus on food and nutrition that underplays the vital importance of physical activity in addressing weight issues.

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Learning Together to Improve Child Health

The pioneering ‘Learning Together’ scheme by the RCPCH and the RCGP advocates GP and paediatric trainees working side by side in order to share ideas and learn from each other.

Fairness for Children

hbsc & unicef | A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries | 2016 This Report Card presents an overview of inequalities in child well-being in 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and the...

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Why Hopscotch Matters

movingsmartblog | Gill Connell Hopscotch was one of my favorite games as a child and it still is today. In fact, Hopscotch proves one of my pet theories that (in most cases) what’s fun for kids is good for kids. ...

Learning to Swim on Dry Land!

movingsmart blog | GILL CONNELL | CHERYL MCCARTHY AN INTRODUCTION TO WATER No matter the age, comfort and confidence in the water is a mandatory first step in achieving safety, relaxation, proficiency, and enjoyment in...

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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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