REVEALED: Obesity figures for school children across East Lancashire

Source: This is Lancashire

Date: 22-October-2017

The obesity figures for primary school children in East Lancashire have been revealed by the NHS. One in three youngsters in East Lancashire is obese when they leave primary school, according to new figures. And the number is even higher in some parts of the region.

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lancashire County Council’s director for public health and wellbeing, said obesity in primary school children in Lancashire is a ’serious health issue‘. Dr Karunanithi then said: „We work with partners such as football trusts, Lancashire Sport, schools games organisers and the schools sports partnership who deliver a number of sport and activity sessions including initiatives like The Daily Mile scheme.“

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