More must be done to combat spiralling childhood obesity rates in Tower Hamlets, health and education professionals have said.
More than 42% of Year 6 children in the borough are obese or overweight, according to Public Health statistics.
This rate has not fallen for many years and is significantly higher than the London average of 37.7%.
In a report to Tower Hamlets Health and Well-being Board Somen Banerjee, Director of Public Health, said: “Although a wide range of activity is taking place (to combat childhood obesity), refreshed strategic direction is needed that identifies where we are having most and least impact and how we can best work in partnership to maximise outcomes.”
Public Health has set up meeting between parents, residents and children to find out how they can better bring obesity rates down.