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Children in Barnsley getting fatter

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Thursday 8th May 2014

CHILDREN in Barnsley are getting fatter as they get older, as new data reveals the scale of childhood obesity in the borough.

The latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme show more than a fifth children aged ten to 11 are classed as obese in Barnsley - 21.7 per cent.

This is significantly worse than the England average of 18.9 per cent.


Coun Gill Carr said: "The more officers dug the more the issue grew. It was like setting the Hiroshima bomb off."


** The full story will appear in tomorrow's Barnsley Chronicle. **

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Posted by lee I Thu 8th May 2014 at 4:47pm

Well if they was more stuff to do they wont be as fat