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  • Could sport help fight the Western obesity epidemic?
  • Could sport help fight the Western obesity epidemic?
    K.M. Klemencic, Creative Commons (2011) ©
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Why aren’t more girls playing sports?

In the UK, 29% of girls are overweight. In the US, 36% of black girls, 37% of Hispanic girls and 29% of white girls are overweight or obese. But why are the numbers so high? How can girls be taught healthy attitudes, and encouraged to try sport from their first day at school?