The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood
Chair: Steve McCabe MP Co-Chair: Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE. Vice-Chairs: Ian Austin MP, Nic Dakin MP, Nigel Dodds MP, Julie Elliott MP, Diana Johnson MP, Lord McColl of Dulwich, Dr. Philippa Whitford MP, Adam Holloway MP. Formal details of the Group on the Parliamentary website are available at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/150929/fit-and-healthy-childhood.htm
Dr Aric Sigman is a child health education lecturer from the US lecturing at schools, medical schools, and publishing medical papers, reports and books on health and development subjects including screen time, screen dependency disorders, preventing alcohol use disorders, and body dissatisfaction. He is the author of five books on PSHE-related topics, including Getting Physical, which won The Times Educational Supplement’s Information Book Award. Dr Sigman has twice been invited to address the European Parliament Working Group on the Quality of Childhood in the EU in Brussels which published his reports on reducing alcohol misuse among children and adolescents, and on the impact of electronic media and screen dependency. He is a peer reviewer for the medical journals Acta Paediatrica, Preventive Medicine, and the Nature research journal Pediatric Research He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Chartered Scientist awarded by the Science Council. Dr Sigman travels abroad frequently to observe various cultures, often volunteer teaching. Countries include North Korea, Turkmenistan, Republic of Congo, Bhutan, Mali, Borneo, Tonga, Myanmar (Burma), Irian Jaya (West Papua), Laos, Iran, Vietnam, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Far Eastern Siberia, Sumatra, South Korea, Cambodia, Chile, Uganda, Philippines, Jordan, Mongolia, Japan, China and India.