Healthy Lifestyle at Latymer What is latymer doing to ensure its students lead healthy lifestyles, preventing health issues such as diabetes and obesity?

Obesity is now as big a danger to our world than armed conflict.

Diabetes costs the NHS £20,000 every minute.

Yet 1.6 million people in the UK are affected by eating disorders...

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. - Ghandi

This relates directly to the third global goal, worldwide good health and wellbeing.

What are the causes of bad health amongst teens?

  • Unhealthy foods are readily available and often cheaper, especially for teens with limited money
Cadbury's Dairy Milk: £1.33 / 100g Healthy Cereal Bar: £3.23 / 100g
  • School vending machines do not provide healthy options
  • Lack of practical health education
  • Lack of teaching of enjoyment of sport - those who don't enjoy it see it as a chore
  • The unhealthy food industry is acting like cigarette companies: funding pro-sugar studies etc.

What is so bad about not leading a healthy lifestyle?

  • Increased risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, heart attacks and many more
  • Decreases life expectancy by as much as 10 years

How does this relate to Latymer?

Schools are in an extremely important position: we spend 8 hours a day there and they have the power to educate us

What are the solutions in schools?

  • Education on the practicalities of healthy living
  • Healthier food options

What is Latymer already doing?

  • Healthier lunches
  • 3 periods of sport a week with lots of extra curricular options
  • Education on health in Biology

So What Can Latymer do Moving Forward?

  • Healthier vending machine options for the same price
  • More practical health education
  • Promote enjoyment of sport for everyone

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