Obesity and excess weight increase the risk of COVID progressing to severe disease, including in children. Vaccination is key to reducing this risk.
The private car is the default transport option for many families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for their children and the environment.
One in five children are now obese by the time they turn 11.
Child obesity needs to be tackled at the age of six to avoid them becoming overweight teens and obese adults.