Time to Solve Childhood Obesity

In the last year of primary school, on average, six children out of a class of thirty are obese and a further four are overweight, twice as many as thirty years ago. Obesity disproportionately affects children living in deprived areas and some ethnic minority groups.

Today’s children are drowning in a flood of unhealthy food
and drink options, compounded by insufficient opportunities for being active. But running, cycling, swimming and other physical activities, though important, will not solve obesity.

Professor Dame Sally Davies former Chief Medical Officer (CMO) calls for action across industry and the public sector to help the government reach its target of halving childhood obesity by 2030.

To read the report visit the Gov.uk website.


Visit our Nutrition page to find out how Torbay Healthy Learning can support your school. 

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