Scotland in child obesity emergency slams UK’s top teacher

Source: Third Force News
Date: 4-Nov-2015

The UK’s most popular teacher says schools and politicians have to tackle problem of overweight pupils

The poor health of Scotland’s children needs to be tackled urgently, one of the country’s top teachers has begged.

Elaine Wyllie, who was voted Teacher of the Year at the 2015 Pride of Britain Awards, told Children in Scotland’s annual conference the situation has now become an “emergency”.

With some of the worst child obesity rates in Europe she called on Scottish politicians and those involved in education to do something quickly about the problem and to find ways to improve children’s mental wellbeing.

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