Supporting children and their parents

There are a number of serious and fatal diseases associated with obesity; with increasing numbers of obese children, obesity is a ticking time bomb for our society. Obesity figures have tripled in the UK since the 1980s and a government health study carried out in 2003 found that 13.7% of children in the UK are clinically obese. A more recent study found that 1 in 20 boys and 1 in 15 girls aged between two and fifteen years are considered obese. These numbers are greatly increased when measuring children who are merely overweight to 1 in 5 boys and 1 in 4 girls.

So what are the potential health risks that obese and overweight children face?

They are at increased risk of:

Top five benefits children and young people will gain through your training from the Children's Weight Clinic

Click here to read Laura's story - a young girl who followed the CWC (SCOTT) weight management programme.

You can do something today to help the children and families you work with - contact us now and help them become healthy and happy.


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