Rates of obesity in children starting school are on the rise for the second year in a row, claims Public Health England (PHE).
Keeping children occupied during the school holidays can be a challenge for most parents. And this year it looks like many youngsters will be stuck to the sofa, as a survey by uSwitch.com suggests children will spend more than six entire days watching TV during the summer break.
A survey carried out for food company Heinz suggests almost half of British children refuse to eat vegetables. The survey asked 2,000 parents about their children’s eating habits, and discovered 75 percent are worried or concerned about their little ones’ fussy eating.
According to Public Health England (PHE), recent reports suggest childhood obesity in England has reached alarming rates, with more than one in five children starting primary school overweight or obese and more than a third overweight or obese by the time they leave.