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.