Body Links

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This page provides links to an eclectic mix of thought-provoking and information-rich websites relevant to life-based learning.

Many of them are websites with teaching resources for immediate use in the classroom. Others were particularly helpful when putting together this website.

All of them demonstrate an interest in children being involved in life-based learning.

Please note that a link here is not an endorsement of the concept of life-based learning or of MAC.


Information, policy and guidance support for children knowing about and looking after their bodies

Record high levels of severe obesity found in year 6 children

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/record-high-levels-of-severe-obesity-found-in-year-6-children

WHO: Overweight and obesity

  1. https://www.who.int/gho/ncd/risk_factors/overweight_adolescents_text/en/

Obesity Health Alliance: The costs of obesity

http://obesityhealthalliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/OHA-briefing-paper-Costs-of-Obesity-.pdf

UK government guidance (2017) — Childhood obesity: A plan for action (UK)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childhood-obesity-a-plan-for-action/childhood-obesity-a-plan-for-action

Sport England — committed to making the nation more active (UK)

https://www.sportengland.org/

NHS information on staying healthy (UK)

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/

Caring for Kids — information site for parents (Canada)

https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/healthybodies-index

Information about Public Health England (UK)

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england/about

Royal Society for Public Health website (UK)

https://www.rsph.org.uk/

Association for Children with a Disability (Australia)

https://www.acd.org.au/information-and-resources/school/

The World Health Organisation (WHO) — Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health (Global, based in Geneva)

https://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/factsheet_young_people/en/

Body Image Health website (America)

http://bodyimagehealth.org/healthy-bodies-curriculum

UK chief medical officers’ physical activity guidelines on a primary school website (UK)

https://www.whitwellprimary.co.uk/uk-chief-medical-officers-physical-activity-guidel/

Centres in Ohio are treating children from 12 years of age for drug abuse (America)

https://www.columbusrecoverycenter.com/

Practical material to use in the classroom

Free resources for teaching about the body (UK)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/pshce-twinkl-life/health-and-wellbeing-pshe-and-citizenship-twinkl-life/its-my-body-health-and-wellbeing-pshe-citizenship-rse-smsc-scheme-of-work-schools-mental-health-school-wellbeing-wellbeing-resources

A fun and handy A-Z of fruit and veg (UK)

http://www.greatgrubclub.com/a-z-fruit-veg#P

The Daily Mile (UK)

https://www.ineos.com/the-daily-mile/

Play Scotland: Active Play (UK)

https://www.playscotland.org/parents-families/games/

Edutopia: Lesson warm-ups (USA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbD7Dcmlmws

Brain-gym exercises (USA)

https://www.thoughtco.com/brain-gym-exercises-1210387

Developing stability, balancing, locomotor, manipulative and fine motor skills (USA and Australia)

https://www.verywellfamily.com/stability-skills-1256936

https://www.verywellfamily.com/locomotor-skills-1256925

https://www.verywellfamily.com/manipulative-skills-1256926

https://childdevelopment.com.au/areas-of-concern/fine-motor-skills/

Eight benefits of team sports for kids (America)

https://www.leaguenetwork.com/8-benefits-of-team-sports-for-kids/

A gross and fine motor skills resource (UK)

https://www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/application/files/2915/2285/5110/1st_Move.pdf

How to take care of your body for kids (America)

https://www.livestrong.com/article/201118-how-to-take-care-of-your-body-for-kids/

Change for life (UK)

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/