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Obesity increase in reception children

New statistics from NHS Digital show obesity among reception-aged schoolchildren in England increased between 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The National Child Measurement Programme England 2018-19 report shows that the prevalence of obesity in four and five-year-olds rose from 9.5% in 2017-18 to 9.7% in 2018-19. This equates to 58,000 children.