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Obesity in children

Almost a third of children are overweight or obese.

Children of overweight mothers are more likely to become overweight themselves.

Obesity in children is increasing.  If your child is obese, he or she is more likely to suffer from heart disease, stroke, certain cancers and diabetes. Obesity has far reaching implications for children's quality of life.

Obese and overweight children are often bullied at school and as a result, their education and mental health may suffer considerably: there are much more likely to suffer from depression than other children.

Obesity is caused by eating too many calories.

Foods to avoid (except occasionally) in order to lower the chance of your child becoming overweight, and having to battle with their weight for the rest of their life.

Sweets
Biscuits
Crisps
Fizzy drinks
Squashes and juices (except for pure fruit juice- diluted - with a meal)

Why not make a New Year's resolution for you and your family?