Families invited to get alive ‘n’kicking

L12-1422    22/11/12
Alive & Kicking exercise and nutrition advice session at Hightown Sports & Arts Centre.
wk 48 CP JX

L12-1422 22/11/12 Alive & Kicking exercise and nutrition advice session at Hightown Sports & Arts Centre. wk 48 CP JX

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Most parents will be familiar with the fight against the temptation of the treats cupboard; with chocolate, crisps and biscuits becoming an all-too-easy way to keep children full between meals.

Unfortunately, unhealthy snacking is just one of the factors contributing to Luton’s ever-expanding shocking childhood obesity statistics.

L12-1422    22/11/12
Alive & Kicking exercise and nutrition advice session at Hightown Sports & Arts Centre.
wk 48 CP JX

L12-1422 22/11/12 Alive & Kicking exercise and nutrition advice session at Hightown Sports & Arts Centre. wk 48 CP JX

Obesity in Year R children (3-4yrs) in Luton is 11.2 per cent, significantly higher than the England average of 9.4 per cent, and for Year six children (10-11yrs) it’s 21.9 per cent, compared to the England average of 19 per cent.

 

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