How healthy behaviour supports children's wellbeing

Wellbeing is linked with an individual’s physical health, health behaviours and resilience (the ability to cope with adverse circumstances).


How healthy behaviour supports children's wellbeing


The content of this briefing draws on:

  • an analysis of how the UK compares internationally on key indicators of health behaviour and wellbeing among children

  • key themes from a secondary analysis of existing datasets focused specifically on children aged 7 and young people aged 10 to 15 to explore associations and predictors of wellbeing

  • a complementary academic literature search that examined associations between the behaviours of healthy eating (including eating breakfast), physical activity and reducing screen time, and the following outcomes: concentration, social relationships, truancy and wellbeing among children under the age of 11

Published 28 August 2013