Exercise and healthy eating in schools – is it as simple as ‘energy in = energy out’?

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 Ali OliverAfter last week’s news around the value of exercise versus nutrition for maintaining a healthy weight, our Chief Executive Officer Linda Cregan joins forces with Youth Sports Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver to blog about getting the balance right in school….

Obesity is a worldwide pandemic and as we saw again this week, consistently makes headlines as the biggest threat to children’s long term health. However, it is a common misconception that this is due to people eating more calories. Research in fact suggests that energy intake has declined since the 1970s, with fat content reducing in our food since the 1980s. Yet around a third of children are overweight or obese as they leave primary school. So what’s behind the headlines?

Read their full post on the School Improvement Network.

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