Obesity prevalence increases in reception age primary school children

According to a report published by NHS Digital, the prevalence of obesity has risen for the second successive year from 9.3% in 2015/16 to 9.6% in 2016/17 for children in reception.

More than one in three children (34.2 per cent) in year 6 were either overweight or obese in 2016-17. Almost one in four children (22.6 per cent) were overweight or obese in reception year.

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