Primary school children should be weighed annually if the UK is serious about tackling its obesity crisis, one MP and former GP has said.
Dr Sarah Wollaston said it was wrong primary pupils were only weighed in reception class and year six.
Instead, they should be put on the scales every academic year so their weight and health can be monitored.
She also called on food companies to charge more for fizzy drinks, as they were laden with sugar and could push children into obesity.
Without urgent action the health service will struggle to cope with the raft of long-term conditions coming down the track, she said.
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