Why has childhood obesity risen in Suffolk and Essex in the last five years?

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

Date: 20-October-2017

Childhood obesity is on the rise in Suffolk and Essex, with almost one in 10 reception pupils hitting “dangerously fat levels”. Deprived areas are particularly affected by childhood obesity.

More Suffolk (and Essex) primary schools are wanted to join the Daily Mile programme in an effort to counter this crisis – as just 19% of leavers get regular exercise in England.

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