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One in three children 'not active enough', finds sport survey

06/12/2018

One in three children in England does fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day - half the amount recommended by government guidelines, a report by Sport England suggests.

Girls are less likely to be as active as boys, with 13 to 16-year-olds the least active age group.

The online survey of 130,000 five to 16-year-olds found children from poorer families did least exercise.

Sports Minister Mims Davies said the figures were "simply unacceptable".

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