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Quarter of NI children overweight or obese

It is estimated that 17% of children living in Northern Ireland are overweight, while 8% are obese Credit: UTV

A quarter of children aged 2 and 15-years-old in Northern Ireland are reported to be overweight or obese, according to the Department of Health.

Leading industry experts from around the UK, Ireland and Europe are meeting in Belfast on Tuesday to discuss the issue, and to come up with solutions to tackle the problem of obesity in children.

Lindsay Graham, a UK-based child food poverty policy expert will explore the relationship between household income and childhood obesity, as well as discuss the stereotypes surrounding the issue.

It is estimated that 17% of children living in the region are overweight, while 8% are obese.

Speakers will also discuss the rights of a child to a safe, healthy diet and regular physical exercise.

The All Island Obesity Action Forum takes place at the Ulster Museum