Increasing physical activity in children and young people

Theme Diet and physical activity

Workstream Population diet and physical activity

Group of young children running towards camera in park

Physical activity is important for the health and well-being of children and young people. However, we know that many children, especially girls, do not engage in recommended amounts of physical activity.

We will work with a range of stakeholders to develop new approaches to increase physical activity among children and young people. This work will include approaches that can be introduced in primary schools. There will also be specific work focussed on understanding the physical activity patterns of South Asian girls and what we can do to help this group to be more physically active.