afPE Launch New Health Position Paper


The Association is pleased to share its newly updated Health Position Paper, authored on behalf of afPE by Dr Jo Harris from Loughborough University.

Section 1 clarifies the terms ‘physical education, ‘school sport’ and ‘physical activity’ and summarises the health benefits of physical activity.

Section 2 considers whole-school approaches to the promotion of physical activity.

Section 3 outlines physical education’s role in promoting active lifestyles and addressing childhood obesity.

Section 4 presents UK-wide physical activity for health guidelines.

Section 5 considers the significance and key features of these guidelines.

Section 6 discusses the relationship between UK Government’s physical activity targets and physical activity for health guidelines.

Section 7 presents headlines from children and young people’s physical activity data.

Section 8 considers monitoring health, fitness and physical activity in schools.

The paper concludes with references and appendices.

Click HERE to download the Health Position Paper.

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