Specialists issue outdoor play call

Claims a fifth of UK children could catch rickets have prompted green space and play specialists to call for more outdoor play.

GreenSpace and Play England spoke out after cases resurfaced in northern England and Southampton. Experts blamed the resurgence on indoor lifestyles and use of high-factor sun creams.

Play England assistant director Catherine Prisk said we have a generation of children on unhealthy diets in front of computers.

A GreenSpace representative added: "There is now understanding about the health benefits provided by regular interaction with high-quality green spaces."


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