Too many children in Pendle are obese

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We have published some shocking figures about the state of Pendle’s health.

There are some alarming statistics about life expectancy, teenage pregnancy, drug use, smoking in pregnancy and the level of deprivation locally.

But, as far as I am concerned, the most damning statistic, and the one everyone should be trying to do something about, is the level of obesity among our younger generation. The latest public health report states one in five of our Year 6 children in Pendle is obese.

No matter how you want to look at it, that is just not good enough and surely the time to act is now!