Health classes for obese kids

Families in parts of Lincolnshire are being offered health and fitness programmes to help stop their children from becoming overweight.

Families offered fitness classes to tackle childhood obesity

A plate of unhealthy food being discouraged by the classes Credit: PA

Families in Lincolnshire - where childhood obesity is above the national average - will be offered ten-week courses to tackle the problem.

East Lindsey District Council will hold fitness and healthy eating lessons.

A report published earlier this month showed more than a quarter of children in Lincolnshire aged between 4 and 5, are now classed as overweight or obese.

The problem is also slightly more prevalent in boys than girls.

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