Rochdale borough above national childhood obesity average

Source: Rochdale Online

Date: 20-October-2017

Childhood obesity continues to rise in reception aged primary school children, according to the latest figures by NHS Digital.

The report shows the figures for the borough of Rochdale are higher than the national average, with 10.8% of reception-aged children measuring as obese and 23% in year six.

Andrea Fallon, Rochdale Borough Council’s director of public health and wellbeing, said: “We are encouraging more physical activity through schemes like The Daily Mile in schools…”

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