CALE, L. and HARRIS, J., 2010. The role of physical education in addressing childhood obesity. British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2010, 1st-4th September 2010, University of Warwick.
This paper will focus on physical education and childhood
obesity and consider the role that the subject and profession can potentially and
sensibly play in addressing the issue. Firstly, and to inform the discussion, some of
the key facts, issues and considerations concerning childhood obesity will be
explored. Some of the formal guidance and recommendations that are available
on the issue will then be summarised, before concluding with some practical and
specific recommendations for physical education practice.