Child obesity: a North West crisis?

In a series of three special reports, Amy Welch looks at the problems around child obesity here in the North West. Our region has some of the highest rates in the country, but what can be done to stop it?

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Child Obesity: families making a healthier change

A startling number of families admit to being reliant on takeaways and processed foods, because they themselves can't cook. Now there are fears that those bad habits will be passed on for generations.

Our correspondent Amy Welch has been to meet three families who are making changes for a healthier life for the sake of their children.

Child Obesity: is poverty to blame in Cumbria?

Cumbria that has more obese 4 and 5 year olds than anywhere else in the country. It also has some of the highest levels of deprivation.

Its food banks feed at least 50 families every week. But do the contents of a foodbank parcel really offer the most nutritious option?

The MP for Barrow John Woodcock is calling on the government to subsidise the price of fresh fruit and veg in corner shops.

Our correspondent Amy Welch has been to see what's being done to tackle the problem.


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