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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.

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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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