One in five primary pupils starting school a healthy size are fatter when they leave, data shows

One in five primary pupils start school with a healthy weight but are fatter when they leave, data shows 

  •  One in five children who start primary school a healthy size leave overweight
  • Figures reveal boys were more likely than girls to pile on the weight at school 
  • 75.9 per cent of kids who started school overweight or obese remained this way
  •  The Government says it is committed to halving childhood obesity by 2030

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