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Source: Gov.uk 07.07.21

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-pilot-to-help-people-exercise-more-and-eat-better

 

Plans for a new pilot to help people exercise more and eat better have been laid out, as the government looks for a partner to help run the scheme. As part of the government’s healthy weight strategy, the new scheme will explore the best ways to incentivise adults to make healthier choices.

Obesity related illnesses cost the NHS £6 billion a year and the scale of the challenge has b

Source: Loughborough University July 21

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/phc/thescienceofwheelchairrugby/

 

The Inaugural International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2021 in partnership with the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (Loughborough University) – will bring together practitioners, coaches, medical staff and students interested in sports science, medicine, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and coaching.

About this event:

This v

Source: NCSEM July 21

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/events/pace-labelling/

 

This public lecture will be delivered by Professor Amanda Daley, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at Loughborough University, on Tuesday 14th September 2021. The talk will discuss the role of food labelling in helping the public to choose healthy food, with a particular focus on the usefulness of physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labelling.

PACE labelling provides information about the amount of physical a

Source: Play England 29.06.21

https://www.playengland.org.uk/newsblog/playday-2021

 

Playday is the national day for play - a partnership of all four nations of the UK held on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2021 will be celebrated on Wednesday 4 August.

The theme for this year’s Playday is Summer of Play. The Playday 2021 theme recognises the challenges children and young people have faced over the past year and the need to enjoy time for play free of restrictions, with their friends, ha

Source: Premier League Primary Stars July 21

https://plprimarystars.com/resources/pe-planning-toolkit

 

The Premier League is launching the first phase of new PE planning and delivery resources through its flagship education programme, Premier League Primary Stars. The Premier League Primary Stars PE Planning Toolkit is a complete package of teaching and learning materials, designed to increase primary school teachers’ confidence in planning PE lessons and helping them to deliver a more inclusiv

Source: Sport England 02.07.21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/changes-made-strengthen-code-sports-governance

 

Changes to strengthen the Code for Sports Governance have been confirmed after an extensive consultation involving hundreds of organisations. The revised approach is primarily focused on ensuring bodies in receipt of substantial public funding from Sport England or UK Sport have a detailed and ambitious diversity and inclusion action plan to increase diversity on their boards and sen

Source: UK active 29.06.21

https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-report-sets-out-key-role-sector-can-play-in-getting-our-ageing-nation-active/

https://www.ukactive.com/reports/life-in-our-years/

 

Older adults have revealed what they want from the fitness and leisure sector to encourage greater participation, in a major new report published by ukactive. Adults aged 55 and over shared what measures they felt would incentivise them to exercise more within the sector’s facilities, including feedba

Source: NCSEM 05.07.21

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2021/07/05/walking-netball-evaluation/

England Netball has announced an extension of its partnership with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) following three successful years. The partnership focuses on empowering members of the WI to engage, increase activity and prevent social isolation through the governing body’s popular Walking Netball programme. 

This initiative was evaluated by a team of academics at Loughborough Universi

Source: Sport England 23.06.21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/joint-statement-race-sport-review

Sport England tackling racism.pdf

Sport England tell your story.pdf

 

 

Sport England, in collaboration with the other home country Sports Councils and UK Sport, has carried out an independent review into tackling racism and racial inequality in sport.

Upon the publishing of these reports, the chief executives of each of the five home sports councils have issued a joint statement.

Source: association for Physical Education 21.06.21

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/afpe-taskforce-publish-report-on-the-future-of-physical-education/

afPE-Taskforce-Report-on-the-Future-of-Physical-Education-Final.pdf

 

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has launched a report from its Education Taskforce which issues a clear call to government to put physical education at the heart of school life.

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on our children and young people. Schools

Source: Youth Sport Trust June 21

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/ready-set-school-sports-days-are-go-for-national-school-sport-week-2021

 

Young people across the country are set to enjoy and lead a week of school sport days in a national celebration of the importance of school sport and PE.

National School Sport Week 2021 started on Saturday 19 June. More than 1,600 schools will be holding a sports day this week, with scores of organisations and families also set to support a

Source: Move More Sheffield June 21

https://www.movemoresheffield.com/move-more-strategy-2021-2026

Move+More+-+Strategy+development+process.pdf

Move+More+Strategy+-+Theory+of+Change.pdf

Sheffield’s Move More Month 2021 is being recognised this June with the launch of a new physical activity strategy that sets out a clear vision and mission which unites the city’s residents with a shared purpose to create a healthier, happier and more connected Sheffield.
The renewed approach comes in the wake of

Source: Activity Alliance 9 June 21

http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/6210-british-blind-sport-scales-up-see-my-voice-programme

 

Following the success of the three year See My Voice programme British Blind Sport is delighted to announce that it has been selected by Sport England as one of only five organisations that have been given the opportunity to ‘scale up’ the programme.

See My Voice was developed to support blind and partially sighted young people achieve leadership skills through

Source: Activity Alliance 9 June 21

http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/6214-special-olympics-gb-announces-new-fouryear-strategy

 

Special Olympics GB is delighted to reveal its new four-year strategy. Called Inclusion in Action, the new strategy firmly places athletes at the heart of Special Olympics GB, with a clear vision to drive sustainability and growth across every aspect of the organisation. While increasing advocacy and influence externally to help more of the 1.5 million people liv

Source: Sport England 11 June 21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/choose-you-during-this-girl-can-week

 

The first This Girl Can Week started on Saturday 12th June as Sport England’s campaign calls on women to choose themselves and take the time to get active.

After more than a year of disruption, the week is a response to Sport England’s own research that shows women have found it harder than men to maintain their activity habits curing the coronavirus pandemic. The figures come from wave 18 o

Source: World Health Organisation June 21

https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/physical-activity/news/news/2021/6/promoting-cycling-can-save-lives-and-advance-health-across-europe-through-improved-air-quality-and-increased-physical-activity

 

On World Bicycle Day, celebrated on 3 June, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights a new master plan that calls countries to acknowledge cycling as an equal mode of transport and to double the level of cycling by 2030. The Pa

Source: Sport England 31st May 21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/girl-can-teams-heart

 

This Girl Can has teamed up with the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand to encourage women and girls across the country to come together and get moving. This Girl Can is taking over Heart with the aim of encouraging all women to exercise – regardless of their circumstances and on their own terms.

The takeover comes as a response to Sport England's research showing women, in particular, have struggled to k

Source: NCSEM 1st June 21

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2021/06/01/university-of-nottingham-scientists-team-up-with-the-public-in-new-mental-health-research-project/

 

Experts from the University of Nottingham will collaborate with members of the public on a new research project that will help reshape our understanding of mental health issues, thanks to funding from UKRI.

Mike Slade, Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion, from the School of Health Sciences at the University and

Source: Public Health Bulletin 24th May 21

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/wtsw

Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking carried out the research ahead of national Walk to School Week (17 – 21 May 2021).  

The YouGov poll found that nearly two thirds of Brits (64%) support car-free zones outside schools, with support also for safer crossings (61%), a ban on pavement parking (57%) and lower speed limits (46%).

One in four cars on Britain’s roads at peak times are on the school run, ge

Source: Public Health England Bulletin 24th May 21

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/17579139211006747

Action scales.pdf

 

Whole systems Obesity- Action Scales Model Paper

The Action Scales Model paper has now been published in Perspectives in Public Health.

The paper is about a tool co-development by Leeds Becket University and Local Authorities, as part of the whole systems approach to obesity programme, to help policymakers, practitioners and evaluators to conceptualise, identify