A Fifth of Children End Grade School Obese

Nearly one in five children in England leave grade school obese. One in 10 actually start school obese.

In total, more than 18 percent of students in their sixth year were obese. The figure rose to more than 33 percent when overweight children were taken into account.

According to BBC News:

"Tim Straughan, chief executive of the NHS Information Centre, said: 'These statistics suggest that more needs to be done at a younger age to combat obesity within primary education and positively encourage healthy eating and participation in physical activity to reduce future health implications for these children.'"

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