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Primary school pupils 'should be weighed every year'

Primary school children should be weighed once every academic year, according to the head of the Health Select Committee.. Dr Sarah Wollaston told The Sun it was wrong children were only weighed in reception class and Year 6.

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Obesity is 'a very important cause of health inequality'

Low-income children were more at risk of obesity than their peers, dubbing it "a very important cause of health inequality, according to a GP turned MP.

The chair of the Health Select Committee, Sarah Wollaston told Good Morning Britain 12% of children from the most deprived backgrounds were obese when they started primary school, where as "24% being obese," by the time they finished primary school.

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