Tackling Health

 Tackling Health is an interactive project aimed at teaching Key Stage 2 about their own health and wellbeing with a Rugby focus. According to Government figures, almost a quarter of 4-5 year olds, over a third of children aged 10-11 years and two thirds of adults are currently overweight or obese. Obesity tends to track into adulthood, so obese children are more likely to become obese adults.


The Government’s national ambition is to halve childhood obesity and significantly reduce the gap in obesity between children from the most and least deprived areas by 2030.  Rugby’s diversity makes it the perfect vehicle to drive a health and activity-led initiative; as a sport rugby can offer playing opportunities and role models to children of all shapes and sizes. The interactive programme takes a rounded approach to teaching children about leading a healthy lifestyle.


The key aims of the project are to:

  • Improve young people’s understanding of wat constitutes healthy eating and a healthy diet.
  • Increase young people’s levels of physical activity.
  • Raise awareness of the food competences amongst educational stakeholders.
  • Contribute towards the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least an hour a day.