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Child obesity falling according to latest figures

The percentage of children in reception year who are obese has fallen to 9.1% in 2014/15, according to new figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

The data from the national child measurement programme shows a fall since 2006/07, when obesity levels were 9.9%. The prevalence of obese or overweight children in reception year is 21.9%, down from 22.9% in 2006/07.