Schools urged to fight obesity

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Citation

(2004), "Schools urged to fight obesity", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 34 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2004.01734eab.021

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Schools urged to fight obesity

Report laments children’s lack of physical activity. Schools are seen as being in the front line in the battle against what has been called “the biggest public health threat of the twenty-first century” – obesity. A report from the cross-party Commons health select committee calls for nutrition policies in all England’s schools.

It says there should be lessons in cooking healthily – and much more physical activity.