These are some of the outcomes from the National Child Measurement Programme publication for 2018/19:
- For reception year, obesity prevalence was 9.7%, from 9.5% in 2017/18.
- For year 6, obesity prevalence was 20.2%, which was similar to 2017/18.
- Obesity prevalence was higher for boys than girls in both age groups.
- For children living in the most deprived areas obesity prevalence was more than double that of those living in the least deprived areas, for both reception and year 6.
For the full published analysis, follow the link below: