25% of three-year-olds are overweight, survey finds

A quarter of all three year olds are either overweight (19 per cent) or obese (six per cent), according to the latest data from the Growing Up in Ireland survey.

20th September, 2013
25% of children overweight or obese

A quarter of all three year olds are either overweight (19 per cent) or obese (six per cent), according to the latest data from the Growing Up in Ireland survey.

The survey is carried out by the ESRI and funded by the Department for Children and Youth Affairs.

Poorer children were more likely to be obese; obesity levels increased from five per cent among children from the most socially advantaged group to nine per cent among...

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