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  • [05 Dec 2017]

    A children’s charity has called on the Government to take ‘urgent action’ to protect vital early years services after research reveals funding in some areas has been dramatically cut.

  • [30 Nov 2017]

    The Federation of Sports and Play Associations is delighted to announce that they have appointed Mark Kirkup as Chief Executive Officer.

  • [31 Oct 2017]

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has demanded the Government rethink the role of physical activity in its Child Obesity Strategy.

  • [27 Sep 2017]

    Latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme reveal that the year on year increase in Year 6 children’s body mass index continues. This is in contrast with a significant downward trend in the prevalence of obesity among Reception boys in the period 2006/07 to 2015/16.

  • [11 Sep 2017]

    Thousands of children are using playgrounds near to roads with illegal levels of pollution, according to new analysis. More than 950 schools are near roads which have from harmful levels of illegal pollution, research found.

  • [18 Aug 2017]

    Public Health England (PHE) announces plans to consider the evidence, set guidelines and closely monitor progress on calorie reduction.

  • [14 Aug 2017]

    A Play England evaluation of their project Street Play shows that helping children play outside by closing streets for set time periods can help children meet daily targets of physical activity.

  • [25 Jul 2017]

    When ministers pledged to double the amount of free childcare for working parents, they never dreamed it could lead to some top nurseries closing.

  • [20 Jul 2017]

    The number of children meeting the recommended amount of physical activity for healthy development and to maintain a healthy weight (60 minutes a day) drops by 40% as they move through primary school.

  • [19 Jul 2017]

    To help kids do more activity throughout the summer holidays, Change4Life has launched its national 10 Minute Shake Ups programme with Disney and schools across the country.

 
 
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