Category: Physical Health

Researchers identify link between nutrition and mental health in children

Here’s what we know already: (i) there is a link between nutrition and physical health (ii) nutrition is particularly important for children’s growth and development (iii) many children do not have a good diet (iv) there is a growing crisis in children’s mental health.… Continue Reading “Researchers identify link between nutrition and mental health in children”

Why we need to invest in our local swimming pools

The contrast could not be more jarring: just weeks after Team GB won a total of 25 swimming medals at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics (nine of which were gold), a report from Swim England is warning that 2,000 swimming pools in England could… Continue Reading “Why we need to invest in our local swimming pools”

We must do more to help children eat healthily, says LBL Changemaker

In recent weeks my colleague Diogenes has been blogging about the newly published National Food Strategy and its call for an urgent overhaul of the whole way we think about food — everything from how we produce and distribute it to what we eat.… Continue Reading “We must do more to help children eat healthily, says LBL Changemaker”

Improving midlife health requires us to start early

Starting early to improve midlife health

Involving children in preparing healthy meals makes learning fun

Involve children in preparing healthy meals

Dimbleby Report recommends whole-school approach to food education

The National Food Strategy, published on Wednesday, is packed with sobering facts: four of the top five risk factors for early death and ill-health are related to diet; the UK has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe, higher than Germany, Spain,… Continue Reading “Dimbleby Report recommends whole-school approach to food education”

Ready Steady Cook! Empowering children to eat healthily

EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO EAT HEALTHILY

‘Together Again’ – and an opportunity to develop children’s leadership skills

DEVELOPING CHILDREN’S LEADERSHIP SKILLS

The Summer of Play campaign promotes children’s wellbeing and development

As pressure continues to build on the government over its post-Covid education recovery programme — to ensure that it is not just adequately funded but also sufficiently ambitious in its aims, scope and timescale — a campaign is underway to encourage as many people… Continue Reading “The Summer of Play campaign promotes children’s wellbeing and development”

Using sport and physical activity to tackle the attainment gap

The shocking reality is that many children from deprived backgrounds do significantly worse at all stages in the education system than children from less deprived communities. The National Literacy Trust reported in 2015 that by the age of five children from the poorest families… Continue Reading “Using sport and physical activity to tackle the attainment gap”