Peterborough Child Obesity High

11 October 2018, 18:07 | Updated: 16 October 2018, 09:23

Obese child on scales

New figures from Public Health England have shown a greater proportion of children in Peterborough are severely obese than in the rest of Cambridgeshire.

New figures from the National Child Measurement Programme show 4.2% of 10 and 11 year-olds in England were in that group last year.

That rate rises in the most deprived areas.

In Peterborough the figure's higher than the national average at 4.3%

In the rest of Cambridgeshire it's much lower at just 2.7%