Thursday 29 September 2022 01:47 AM One in five primary pupils starting school a healthy size are fatter when they ... trends now
One in five children who started primary school a healthy size are leaving overweight or obese, damning figures reveal.
Boys were more likely than girls to pile on the pounds, data shows. Overweight boys were also more likely to move into the severely obese category by 11, according to the National Child Measurement Programme report.
Some 22.3 per cent of boys and 17.2 per cent of girls had moved up a weight category to overweight or obese by the end of year 6. Of those who started overweight, obese or