Public health groups have sounded the alarm after new figures show that more than one in five children in Nottinghamshire have finished elementary school.
As a result, calls have been increasing for the government to take further measures to prevent adolescents from consuming scrap foods and sugary drinks as the level of severe obesity reached a record high in England.
NHS digital figures show that 19 percent of Nottinghamshire's six-year-old students were overweight in 2017-18, of which 3.8 per
In addition, 14 percent of children in year six were overweight.
This means that 33 percent of Nottinghamshire youth are unhealthily overweight when they finish elementary school.
Throughout England 4.2 percent of 10 and 11 year olds are heavily obese, a record high.
Caroline Cerny of the Obesity Health Alliance, a coalition of leading health facilities, medical Royal Colleges and campaign groups, said, "We can do something about it
" The ever-growing number of children living with obesity is a clear one Reflection of the unhealthy environment that drives us to sugary and fatty foods and drinks.
"We need to start reducing the number of junkfoods Watching children before 21 o'clock watershed, restrictions on junk food promotions in supermarkets and the food industry step up efforts to reduce sugar and fat from everyday foods."
Despite school meals being healthier, the proportion of overweight 10 and 11 year olds in the sixth year has increased from 18% in 2013/14
The figures come from the National Children's Measuring Program
Every year officials measure the size and the weight of more than one million children in receiving and 6th grade classes to assess obesity in children.
The Government Develops Obesity Using the British Growth Reference, a Large Collection of Statistics to Determine the Body Mass Index (BMI) of a Child
It defines a child as obese if their BMI is in the upper five percent of the charts, and Overweight when in the top 15 percent.
Children's BMI is measured differently than adults, and is calculated by age and sex, height and weight
Obesity can lead to heart problems and type 2 diabetes later in life, as well as psychological problems such as low self-esteem and depression ,
The data shows that children often develop weight problems in primary school.
In 2017-2018, only 10 percent of children in Nottinghamshire were overweight.
In England, every fifth pupil in the sixth year was overweight.
Children from the most disadvantaged families lived more than twice as often
Dr. Max Davie of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health said the numbers are "totally unacceptable".
He added, "However, the government has already shown it is serious to address childhood obesity, and I am confident that these statistics will evolve in the right direction."
Steve Brine MP, a health minister said, "Obesity is a problem that has been at work for decades, one of the The government, schools, families and the broader society will have to devote considerable effort." We can not expect the trends to change Night will be reversed – but the government has made it clear that it is ready to do anything to keep children healthy and good in this country.
"It has already removed tons of sugar from childrens diets through the Sugar Tax, which has funded vital school sports and breakfast programs, and this summer it has announced the second chapter of its childhood obesity strategy with one of a series of bolder obesity plans to halve in children by 2030. "