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Make children exercise at school?
Health Committee publishes report saying the scale & consequences of childhood obesity demand bold & urgent action from Government.  Treating obesity and its consequences is currently estimated to cost the NHS £5.1bn every year.  By contrast, the UK spends only around £638m on obesity prevention programmes.
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PC&PE:  Childhood obesity demands bold Government action committee report finds

LGA:  Obesity crisis - Councils respond to HoC Health Committee report on obesity

BBC:  Stirling school kids run or walk a mile a day to keep fit

Adam Smith Inst:  Sugar taxes will further distort the cost of living

IEA:  A sugary drinks tax will hit the poorest the hardest

Every little ‘reduces’

A bitter pill for most

Joined-up care in early years

CMO: Prevention pays - our children deserve better

New Change4Life campaign encourages families to make sugar swaps

NICE issues standard on improving maternal & child nutrition

Helping children & adults manage diabetes: NICE publishes updated suite of guidelines

Data Protection e-Learning for Schools, Academies and Colleges