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Childhood Obesity Numbers Are Inflated

By Christopher Snowdon writing for The Critic



When the National Food Strategy was published in July, its author Henry Dimbleby added an appendix to explain why it did not include any child obesity statistics. It was, he wrote, because the way child obesity is measured in the UK is “problematic” and “troublesome enough to require rethinking”. When the BBC reported the new figures this week, its head of statistics, Robert Cuffe, said “the number of obese kids may be lower in truth than estimated here” and “it’s probably not as bad as it looks”.

Read the full article at The Critic