Record number of children aged 10 and 11 ‘severely obese’

Official data puts one in 25 children in year 6 in England in highest category of being overweight

A record number of 10- and 11-year-olds in England are classed as “severely obese”, official figures show.

One in 25 (4.2%) children in year 6 of primary school are now so dangerously overweight that they are in that category, according to the latest annual findings of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).

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