What happened in 2011?
During last year’s National Childhood Obesity Week, we joined forces with the Department of Health's Change4Life campaign to release research which revealed that children are falling short of the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day and instead spend more time watching TV and playing computer games.
We got lots of media coverage throughout the Week. MEND's chief research officer and co-founder Paul Sacher was interviewed on BBC News, BBC Radio 5 live and Sky News. MEND also featured in both the Guardian and the Mirror newspapers. Paul Sacher also hosted a radio morning with Change4Life advocate Sinitta where he was interviewed by lots of local radio stations about the research.