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Positive effects of diet and exercise
A group of obese children from West Sussex take part in a programme to improve their diet and learn about exercise. The children are taking part in a ten-week programme to lose weight. They go to a supermarket where they learn to read the labels on food to see if it is healthy. The children are then introduced to a range of fun fitness activities in a gym setting. Two children are interviewed about the positive impact the programme has had on their lives. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 16 July 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
The clip could be used to demonstrate how to read food labels to find out whether or not a food is healthy. It could be used as a stimulus for discussion or a project where pupils examine their eating habits and exercise routines, with the overall aim of becoming more fit and healthy.
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