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Childhood obesity-brave and bold action

Authors/ source/ publisher
House of Commons
Date added to library 01 December 2015
Year published
2015
Abstract
The Childhood Obesity Report from the House of Commons shows the scale and consequences of childhood obesity.  One fifth of children are overweight or obese when they begin school, and this figure increases to one third by the time they leave primary school. Furthermore, the most deprived children are twice as likely to be obese both at Reception and at Year 6 than the least deprived children. Obesity is not only a serious and growing problem for individual children and the wider population, it is also a significant contributor to health inequality.