TITLE

The Emperor's New Clothes: Fat, Thin, and Overweight. The Social Fabrication of Risk and Ill Health

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, John; Rich, Emma; Davies, Brian
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2004, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p372
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the problem of obesity in school children. It analyzes the role played by physical education teachers in developing the health of school children. Physical education has long been associated officially with the development and maintenance of the health of school children in the Great Britain, the U.S. and elsewhere. It is the responsibility of physical education to make children fit, eat well and be thin. The routine dissemination by teachers of appropriate information regarding body weight and shape and the provision of protective values through the daily experiences they provide to students in their classrooms would be a significant step in that direction.
ACCESSION #
14961448

 

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