The health of young people is of increasing concern to society, as a result of their lifestyle choices. In the past 10 years, obesity has doubled in six year olds and trebled amongst 15 year olds and around 30% of children in the UK are overweight or obese. Engaging young people in discussion of the science behind health issues/lifestyle choices, rather than didactic provision of information, may help them to rethink attitudes and build confidence in their ability to take responsibility for their own health.

We strongly recommend that initially you look through the Teacher Guide and then access the other files as required.  The complete DDO resource consists of 7 files each of which can be accessed by clicking on the links below: