Route to fitness starts at nursery

Lindsay Clark
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Young children's health, fitness and co-ordination have been boosted by a successful nursery exercise scheme in Clackmannanshire. Fears over the health of young children were heightened last month when Government statistics showed that 21 per cent of children aged between three and three-and-a-half were overweight, while 9 per cent were obese and 4 per cent severely obese. The data showed the problem had been getting worse in recent years because of children's poor diet and lack of exercise.

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