Tackling Obesity

See different schools’ strategies for combating childhood obesity With childhood obesity hitting worryingly high levels this programme looks at what schools could and should be doing.

We hear arguments for and against involving schools in the process of identifying children at risk of obesity, and see the results of a new law in Arkansas’s schools which obliges them to give direct information to the parents of overweight children.

We visit St Luke’s Sports College in Exeter to see how they are using on-line technology to study the link between weight and lifestyle and attainment. We go to Pinhoe Primary School, also in Exeter, which uses the ‘Take 10’ activity resource to fight against obesity.

At Waldringfield Primary School in Woodbridge, Suffolk we see children learning about food by growing their own vegetables and having them served up for school dinner.

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