New bid to tackle childhood obesity

HUNDREDS of school children across Suffolk are to be weighed and measured as part of a new initiative to tackle childhood obesity.Every child in east Suffolk who is in a reception class (aged four) or in year six (aged ten or eleven) will be surveyed and their results added to a national study.

HUNDREDS of school children across Suffolk are to be weighed and measured as part of a new initiative to tackle childhood obesity.

Every child in east Suffolk who is in a reception class (aged four) or in year six (aged ten or eleven) will be surveyed and their results added to a national study.

The survey is being organised by the Suffolk East Primary Care Trusts in a bid to uncover the extent of obesity in children in this area.