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Districts show fall in childhood obesity.

A DROP in childhood obesity has been recorded for the first time in seven years.

A national trend of fewer Reception and Year 6 age children being obese was observed last year, including in Kirklees and Calderdale.

The amount of obese four and five-year-olds in England is the lowest since 2006/07.

Obesity in 10 and 11-year-old pupils has dropped for the first time since measurements began seven years ago.

But more than a third of the 10 and 11-year-olds were still classified as too heavy.

Both Kirklees and Calderdale scored better than the England average.

But figures show a greater proportion of Kirklees' children were classed as obese than those in Calderdale across both reception and Year 6 categories.

Almost one fifth of Kirklees' (18.5%) 10 and 11-year-olds were deemed obese.

The figure is double the amount of obese four and five-year-olds (9.2%) in the region.

Calderdale had lower figures with 17.6% of Year 6 pupils and 8.3% of Reception age children, respectively being classed as obese.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 12, 2013
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