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A third of England's 10 and 11 year olds are overweight, reveals shocking new figures amid obesity crisis

England's 10 and 11 year olds are fatter than ever before, according to NHS figures that have today laid bare the nation's obesity crisis.  A third of children in Year Six are overweight, and almost a quarter – around 150,000 youngsters – are deemed obese or severely obese.  Children in poor areas such as Wolverhampton are four times more likely to be obese than those residing in Richmond or other affluent places, the data showed.  The head of the NHS today said the shock statistics clearly show the Government is 'not on track' to halve childhood obesity rates by 2030.  Read more....



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