Weight change in primary school age children

Public Health England has published Changes in the weight status of children between the first and final years of primary school

This report examines how weight status tracks in individual children during primary school using the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) data from four local authorities.

To date, analysis of NCMP data has shown that the prevalence of obesity doubles between Reception and Year 6, and is higher in children from certain black and minority ethnic groups and those from the most deprived areas.

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