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One in five children obese by the time they leave primary school

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Record numbers of children are leaving primary school fat with one in five now obese, shocking figures suggest. NHS data shows that 9.6 per cent of children are dangerously overweight by the time they start school – an increase from 9.3 per cent the year before.

By the time children reach the age of 10 and 11, 20 per cent are obese, the statistics for 2016/17 show.

Caroline Cerny, who leads the Obesity Health Alliance, a coalition of more than 40 organisations, said: “Each year, the childhood obesity statistics tell the same devastating story.

  • telegraph

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