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Kids could be fitness tested in a bid to stop obesity problem

Mon, 08 Dec 2014

Fitness testing could be introduced for children in an effort to clampdown on the Island's obesity problem.

One in five reception aged children is overweight - with obesity as a whole costing around £5.6 million a year.

The idea is part of the new Strategy for Sport - objectives over the next 10 years include increasing the levels of physical activity in young people and the numbers of people involved in community sport.

Head of sport, youth and recreation Paul Bridson says he understands it could be seen as controversial but children are naturally competitive so testing them could work:


  • Paul Bridson

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