Health bosses will tell councillors that obesity is a “growing issue” – with our district suffering from one of the worst records in the region.
Reports for tomorrow’s Lincolnshire County Council Adults and Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee say 68% of the county’s over-18s are obese or overweight, higher than the national average of 63%.
Yet in South Holland that issue is even worse – with the latest figures showing 72.9% of adults here being overweight or obese – up 6% on 2015/16. Only Boston (73.4%) has a worse record in Lincolnshire – and only North East Derbyshire (73.8%) is worse than Boston for the East Midlands.
In South Holland, 26.4% of reception children (aged four or five) are overweight or obese – and by the last year of primary school (aged 10 and 11), 38.4% of our district’s children are overweight or obese.
In the report, director of Public Health Derek Ward said: “It is clear that obesity is a growing issue in Lincolnshire, across the nation and internationally.”
Reasons include poor diet, lack of exercise, income and social deprivation.
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The rest of the story from Spalding today here – https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/health-bosses-to-talk-about-our-growing-issue-with-obesity-9272596/?fbclid=IwAR0vJK41d7oNGdqrU9mAk4Jf2f7XMNgK9B471hVmXg_Ugovmc52KnURHWCY