Sport targets must be for all our kids

It is now clear that sport's contribution to community well-being goes far beyond physical fitness. Current anxiety about obese children, of course, is enough in itself to warrant making a further step-change in access to sport. After all, we may, through inactivity, super-sizing and calorie-rich fast food, be rearing the first generation in living memory that will have a shorter life-span than their parents. But studies show that the case for more structured sporting activity is even stronger.

by Karen Buck

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