Leeds West Academy


National Obesity Awareness Week

Tackling diabetes, heart disease and weight-related illness

It is National Obesity Awareness Week from 9th to 15th January 2017. With this in mind, the Leeds West Academy is considering the following two points:

1. 20% of British children leaving Primary School are obese.

2. A new poll suggests that one in three Britons are unwilling to make changes to reduce sugar intake.

At the Academy, we want to make a difference to this national concern and ask our student community to consider their daily diet and exercise routines to improve their personal wellbeing.

Mrs Jennings and Miss Davey are asking students to challenge themselves during National Obesity Awareness Week and pick up a booklet and complete five challenges daily.

These challenges include; attending morning 'wake-up shake-up' in the activity suite, drinking two litres of water per day, changing eating patterns for a full week, recording what has been consumed and taking part in 30 minutes of vigorous exercise each day.

Mrs Jenings said: "If you are up to the change and complete the full week of challenges, you have a chance of winning some prizes. Better still, pick up a challenge booklet for your parents too. They will be available in assemblies."

For more information about National Obesity Awareness Week, you can visit website at Do Something Good for January.