Child obesity problem

More than one in three ten year olds in some parts of Norfolk and Suffolk are either overweight or obese.


New figures show nearly thirty five percent of children leaving primary school in Yarmouth and Waveney are affected, which means more than one in three kids are either overweight or obese.

The figures are slightly lower for Norfolk and Suffolk PCT's

Steff Edridge is from MEND, a programme that helps young people lose weight.

She tells Heart its about changing your lifestyle; "The earlier we can get to work with kids and their families, the better.

"We try and avoid the word 'diet', it isn't a positive word for children. Its about helping children to be happy and healthy."

Click here for a full interview with Steff...

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