Child obe­sity high

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

LEV­ELS of se­vere obe­sity among Year 6 chil­dren have hit a record high, new fig­ures re­veal.

The lat­est data from the Na­tional Child Mea­sure­ment Pro­gramme, over­seen by Pub­lic Health Eng­land, shows 4.2% of 10- and 11-year-olds in Eng­land were de­fined as se­verely obese last year.

More than a quar­ter (26.8%) of 10- and 11-year-olds were obese in the most de­prived ar­eas in Eng­land, com­pared to 11.7% in the least de­prived ar­eas.

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