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|Title: ||Physical education and childhood obesity|
|Authors: ||Harris, Jo|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||© Association for Physical Education|
|Citation: ||HARRIS, J. and CALE, L, 2007. Physical education and childhood obesity. Physical Education Matters, 2 (4), pp. 10-14|
|Abstract: ||This paper reports on an Association for Physical Education specialist
seminar which took place in May 2007 on the subject of physical education
and childhood obesity. The main aim of the seminar was for physical
educators to engage in a debate focusing on the following questions:
• What are the facts about childhood obesity?
• What are the issues?
• What can we learn from physiologists, psychologists, sociologists and
• What does all of this mean for physical education?
To achieve this, a number of prominent academics from different disciplines
(physiology, psychology, pedagogy and sociology) were asked to present
their perspectives on the facts and issues associated with childhood obesity
and their views on physical education’s role in addressing these. The seminar
was concluded with a consideration of the way forward in terms of proposals,
guidelines and recommendations for physical educators.
The paper is structured in five sections, with each comprising a representation
of each presentation including the key messages and recommendations for
|Description: ||This article was accepted for publication in the journal, Physical Education Matters [© Association for Physical Education at http://www.afpe.org.uk/]|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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