Should all children be made to run or walk one mile ever day to combat obesity?

  • St Ninian’s school in Stirling introduced the Daily Mile three years ago
  • Such is its success health experts want to see it rolled out across the UK
  • A quarter of children in the UK are already overweight by the age of three
  • Drastic action is vital to help stem the rising tide of obesity, experts say

All schoolchildren should be made to run or walk a mile each day to combat a rising tide of obesity, experts said today.

It comes as new figures reveal almost a quarter – 23 per cent – of British children are already overweight or obese by the age of three.

The statistic, published by the World Health Organisation, represent the second highest figure in Europe.

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