New commission aims to get children interested in sport

Physical inactivity among our children has reached epidemic proportions according to new research.

One local MP is so concerned about it he is part of a new Parliamentary Commission that has launched today to work out how to get more of our children moving.

The World Health Organisation recommends children do an hour of physical activity a day. But only 30% of parents admit their child is doing that.

Experts warn we have become dangerously inactive and there are knock on effects for not only our children's health but our economy too.

Click below to see Tanya Mercer's report:

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Tackling obesity in children

Physical inactivity among our children has reached epidemic proportions according to new research. Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge is so concerned about it he's part of a new commission to get more of our children moving.