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Childhood obesity one of the 'greatest challenges'

Director of Public Health's latest report highlights issue

With a quarter of five-year-olds classed as overweight, childhood obesity is one of the 'greatest public health challenges' facing the Island.

That's the view of the Director of Public Health, whose latest annual report has been published today, 17 August.

Entitled 'Childhood Healthy Weight - the road to a better future', the document highlights areas which could be addressed to promote healthier lifestyles.

Dr Henrietta Ewart says a consolidated approach is needed to tackle the issue:

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