Physical Education and Obesity
In the era of obesity epidemic, critically evaluate the role of physical education in increasing physical activity participation amongst young people within the school environment
Role of PE in schools and promotion of PA: problems and issue
Schools have unique opportunities to provide adequate physical activity because:
They have the mandate and responsibility for enhancing all aspects of the development and maturation of children
Offer physical activity for all on an equal basis
The only compulsory opportunity for young people to take part in and learn about physical activity
Reaches inactive young people
School age is the optimal time of life to benefit from regular activity and to adopt it as a habit.
also place emphasis on how family, school environment and the local community affects physical activity in terms of participation.
please try find the references for the following quote and try reword it as much as possible i believe its made up of 4 different sources.
A whole school approach to PA promotion which focuses on making all aspects of the school environment conducive to PA participation is therefore recommended…. Provide a committed, consistent coordinated and appropriate approach to PA promotion and clear and consistent messages to young people about PA; such as questioning challenging and changing current policies and practices that demands a united and concentrated effort from all involved.
Use these sources plus a few more
Gard, M. and Wright, J. (2006) The Obesity Epidemic: Science, Morality and Ideology. London: Routledge
Hardman, A. and Stensel, D. (2009) Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained. London: Routledge
Dagkas S. and Armour, K. (2012) Inclusion and Exclusion through Youth Sport. London: Routledge
Cale, L. and Harris, J. (2005) Exercise and Young People: Issues, Implications and Initiatives. London: Palgrave Macmillan