Schools should tackle obesity

10th October 2003 at 01:00
Schools have an important role to play in preventing obesity in children, particularly girls, according to a new report from the Health Development Agency.

The most successful strategy is to use a combination of methods, including nutrition education, modifying school meals and promoting physical activity.

The management of obesity and overweight: An analysis of reviews of diet, physical activity and behavioural approaches is at

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today