MP backs healthy initiative for children
PORTSMOUTH South MPÂ Stephen MorganÂ will be pounding the streets of Westminster in support of a new initiative to improve children's health.
Mr MorganÂ is supporting children's health and fitness initiative, The Daily Mile, by encouraging every school in his constituency to take part in a 15-minute jog or run at least three times per week.
'˜Schools are under a great deal of pressure to fit a number of things into the school day but if Portsmouth schools can find the time to introduce this initiative then I am sure they will see benefits,' explained Mr Morgan.
The initiative aims to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of UK children by encouraging more schools to participate in The Daily Mile.
Members of Parliament across the UK are taking part in the MP Daily Mile between November 7 and 9, during Parliamentary recess.
'˜Healthier children are tomorrow's healthier adults,' said Mr Morgan.