Switch off the telly and more "footie" in the garden

11th June 1999 at 01:00
Less Star Trek, the Simpsons and PlayStation and more "footie" in the garden or street may be the answer to overweight children.

Parents who switch off the telly or computer and get their kids moving have a better chance of helping them stay slim and healthy, the British Nutrition Foundation task force on obesity says. Extra sessions of PE on their own are unlikely to help.

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