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NHS setting up fat camps for children


November 16, 2021

The NHS is setting up weight loss clinics for severely obese children and young people across England, warning that childhood obesity rates soared to their highest recorded levels during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Figures released on Tuesday by the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP) showed nearly one in seven children entering their first year of schooling were obese. Meanwhile, more than a quarter of children are now obese by the time they finish primary school.

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