One in four NSW schoolkids overweight - new report

Nearly a quarter of all school-aged children in New South Wales are either overweight or obese, according to the latest in a series of three statewide school surveys on children’s weight, physical activity and dietary behaviours.

Beginning in 1997, when school survey data showed one in five children were overweight or obese, prevalence peaked at 24% in 2004 before dropping slightly to 23% in 2010.

The study, authored by Louise L Hardy from the University of Sydney, also revealed that one in three Aboriginal children (29%) were overweight.

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