MP backs healthy initiative for children

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PORTSMOUTH South MP Stephen Morgan will be pounding the streets of Westminster in support of a new initiative to improve children’s health.

Mr Morgan 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.