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National Obesity Awareness Week

January 10, 2019

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National Obesity Awareness Week 2019. National Obesity Awareness Week starts on the second Monday of January each year and runs for the full week.

Childhood Obesity

We are all aware that childhood obesity is a huge problem in the UK.

Almost 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese when they start primary school, rising to 1 in 3 when they start secondary school. By 2020 it’s estimated half of all children will be overweight or obese. Obese children are much more likely to be obese adults, causing significant health risks as well as low self-esteem and body image.

The fact is that children just don’t get the opportunity to be as physically active as they once were and the technological age we live in means that far too many children are inactive and on video games for most of their free time.

Our Commitment

Playtime at school is fundamentally important to children’s health and wellbeing and a well-planned, engaging and active playground helps children to be physically active whilst having fun!

Here at Educational Play Environments we are committed to helping schools deliver the best physical development opportunities to their children through use of the playground.

• We are passionate and dedicated to Championing Children’s Health, Fitness and Fun
• The latest figures show that 31.2% of primary school aged children are obese or overweight.
• Over the last 12 months we have worked with around 50 schools nationwide to provide better play facilities.
• With an Average of 262 pupils per school in the UK, we are proud to say that we have made a dramatic impact to 4,087 children’s weight, health and well-being as well as improving the other 9,013 children’s general well-being in the last 12 months alone!

To demonstrate our commitment to children’s health and wellbeing and in support of Obesity Awareness Week 14th – 21st January we are offering a 10% discount on all £5k+ orders for physical development playground equipment ordered before 31st March 2019.

Trim Trail, Combination Trails, Play Frames, Forest Climbers, Multi-Play Towers, Sports, Outdoor Gym

Book your free playground consultation now!


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