Statistics lend credibility to information, or so they say. Anyway, here are three stats to ponder:
The government’s ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’ created in August 2016 [Updated January 2017] is making no significant difference to curbing the inexorable increase in obesity in children.
As outlined in the Ofsted report ‘Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools’, [Age group 5-11: Published July 2018], schools ‘have responsibility for a curriculum that gives children a solid body of knowledge about healthy living and the skill to pursue it.’
With no appreciable difference being made to counter the increasing numbers of children becoming obese, all the reports and government exhortations to improve children’s health are tilting at windmills.
The radical solution is to raise the attention and focus on fitness and health.
LBL does this by increasing the attention to children’s fitness and health as one of nine priority themes through which all learning is channelled.
The Body theme tackles children’s fitness and health in a relentless and focused whole-curriculum approach.