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Obesity amongst children in year 6 at primary school.

NI56b: Obesity among primary school age children in Year 6 - with height and weight recorded who are obese.

Our performance in brief

Wandsworth's rank in London: 7
Our previous rank in London: 7
London performance grade: A
Previous performance grade: A

Data period: 2015-16
Last updated: January 2017
Data source: NHS Information Centre

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Councillor Mrs Sarah McDermott, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services says…

Councillor Mrs Sarah McDermott, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services
Wandsworth is doing well in comparison to other London boroughs, but this issue remains a challenge. We have restricted the opening of new fast food outlets near schools, are working with existing ones to improve the healthiness of the food they offer, and our school nurses and health visitors continue to work with schools and families to support healthier choices and lifestyles. 52 schools have been awarded the Soil Association gold award for good food, and we are now rolling out the Daily Mile, a physical activity initiative across primary schools. In addition to this prevention work, a range of weight management interventions are in place to encourage healthy lifestyles for overweight and obese children and young people from early childhood through to age 18.

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