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How cookery and skipping could end the obesity crisis
10:00am Saturday 9th February 2013 in News
CHILDREN would be given free skipping ropes and compulsory cookery classes under a health chief’s radical call to beat the obesity crisis in the region.
Dr Frances Howie, assistant director of public health at NHS Worcestershire, says “we cannot carry on as we are” to beat the bulge epidemic.
- She has outlined a number of ideas to encourage healthier lifestyles including: Asking primary schools to give all children skipping ropes.
- Making cookery classes in schools compulsory.
- Making sure new buildings come with car parks “three-quarters of a mile away” so workers are forced to walk the rest of the distance.