Towns where children are fatter than their parents

Daily Mail


Analysis of statistics comparing the most recent government adult obesity estimates and the 2008/9 National Child Measurement Programme figures has found that 20 of the 22 areas that children were fatter than adults are in London. The DAILY MAIL, which carried out the analysis, maps out the other English hotspots.

"The figures show that all the euphemistic assurances from the Government about obesity levelling off are totally untrue." It may well be in affluent area - such as towns in the countryside and afluent areas surrounding big cities - but in inner cities the picture is not the same.  For example, in Westminster, the " seat " of government, childhood obesity is 28.6%, 10% above the national English average.