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ELSPA welcomes the launch of a new health scheme

Thursday 24th January/...ELSPA has welcomed the launch of a new strategy by the Department of Health to reduce obesity. Part of the?372 million cross government action plan is aimed at the entertainment and technology industry and aims to establish a working group to look at ways‘to allow parents to manage the time that their children spend watching TV or playing sedentary games, online and much more widely’.

In response Paul Jackson, Director General ELSPA said,‘We look forward to working with the department on strategies to help in the education and support of parents and children. We as an industry wish to encourage healthy lifestyles and will therefore also take the opportunity of informing the government of the huge amount of active gaming devices and games which offer more active and interactive play.

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