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Obese children in poor areas to get help with weight loss

Number of overweight youngsters is higher in disadvantaged schools

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

21st April, 2016
Tale of the tape Pic: Getty

Children in poorer areas are to be given extra supports and services to lose weight as part the new national obesity plan.

The draft of the plan, which has been seen by the Sunday Business Post, states that the levels the level of overweight and obese children in disadvantaged schools is seven per cent higher than among children in other schools.

The draft plan has been drawn up by officials in the Department of Health...

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