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Chicken vendor health project

A new mobile street-food vendor is opening near schools in Forest Gate aiming to offer healthy alternatives for students to fast food shops in the area.

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Young people in Newham 'fourth highest obesity level'

The ubiquitous presence of chicken shops is a major contributing factor to the national problem of youth obesity, which sees more than 1 in 3 children aged 11-15 years are overweight or obese costing the NHS as much as £4 billion annually.

Young people in Newham have the fourth highest level of obesity in London and the highest prevalence of diabetes, with over 200 children aged 16 or under diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

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