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Walking to school has future benefits

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1229
  1. Ian Roberts
  1. Director Child Health Monitoring Unit, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH

    EDITOR,—Helen Trippe highlights the important role of government policy in encouraging physical activity in schoolchildren.1 The government's new policy statement on sport, Raising the Game, proposes a minimum of two hours of sport and physical education a week for all children up to age 16.2 For Trippe, the policy statement is a start but is not enough: “Interventions to change children's preferred activity levels need to …

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