Healthy Weight

National Child Measurement Programme data for 2021-2022 indicate that 24% of children in reception year and 37% in Year 6 in Swindon are overweight and obese. 

Schools have an important role in encouraging young children to make positive life choices and creating a healthy environment (sometimes referred to as a 'whole school approach') which makes these choices easier for children and families to make. 

Schools can support this in a number of ways as outlined in the healthy eating and food in schools and physical activity web-pages.