Targets to tackle childhood obesity crisis launched



It is hoped the move will reduce the growing numbers of primary school age children who are classed as overweight across the country - with at least one in three youngsters in Barrow and Copeland reaching an unhealthy weight by the time they leave Year Six.
But leading Furness headteacher and anti-poverty campaigner, Caroline Walker, said while new government targets on sugar are to be welcomed, more must be done to make fresh fruit and vegetables cheaper, as well as ensuring families have the skills needed to make healthier lifestyle choices.
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