Obesity crisis in primary schools as one-in-five 11-year-olds are now grossly overweight

Obesity crisis in schools: How one child in three is too fat by the age of 11NHS data reveals 19 per cent of Year 6 children obeseLondon has highest proportion of obese childrenObesity more common in towns and cities than rural areas Obesity is also more common in towns and cities than rural areas, according to newly-released data One child in three is overweight when they leave primary school at the age of 11, alarming figures reveal. Almost a fifth are classed as obese, meaning they are so fat they risk knocking years off their lives. And the number of ten and 11-year-olds who fall into this category has risen by nearly 10 per cent in just four years, according to NHS data.