Dame Mary Peters and Gerry Armstrong encourage child’s play to tackle obesity

Olympic Gold Medallist Dame Mary Peters and Northern Ireland football legend Gerry Armstrong teach Olivia Redpath-Woolley (7) and James Redpath-Woolley (9).

Olympic Gold Medallist Dame Mary Peters and Northern Ireland football legend Gerry Armstrong teach Olivia Redpath-Woolley (7) and James Redpath-Woolley (9).

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Young people must be encouraged to play more in order to avoid the “timebomb” of childhood inactivity.

That is the warning in a new health drive aiming to tackle obesity.

Safefood is urging people to ‘Bring Back Play’ in light of the latest research which reveals children in Northern Ireland are the lowest ranked in all of the UK when it comes to the recommended physical activity guidelines.

 

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