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RCPCH responds to sharp rise in rates of obesity in young children

NHS Digital today announced new figures showing a significant increase in obesity rates among primary-aged children. Obesity rates in both reception-aged and year 6 schoolchildren increased by around 4.5 percentage points between 2019-20 and 2020-21.
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Message from the President - 3 August

Russell has heard from many members with concerns for at-risk and vulnerable children in this period, and we're now seeking your insights. He also welcomes the UK government's recent announcement about obesity and junk food advertising, but we need to understand how people's lives are and see the de...

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