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Harrow schools urged to join healthy eating initiative

29/04/2013 Joanna
The mayor of London is urging primary teachers and secondary teachers in the north-west of the city to participate in an initiative to get more children to live healthier lives.

Over the next three years, £600,000 will be spent on the Healthy Schools London scheme, whereby schools that successfully teach children about food and encourage them to undertake healthy physical activities will receive bronze, silver and gold awards.

Boris Johnson has now urged schools in the borough of Harrow to sign up to this voluntary project, the Harrow Times has reported, stating that in doing so, they will help to protect the health and wellbeing of London's children.

He asserted: "We know that when schools are healthy places to be, children are happier, their attendance and behaviour improves and they can achieve more."

The Children's Trust recently surveyed over 250 professionals working with children - including people in teacher jobs - and found that 85 per cent of them believed some of the children they worked with were not getting enough to eat.

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