The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Healthy eating services

Overweight and obesity severely increases the risk of type two diabetes, certain cancers and heart and liver diseases, as well as increasing the probability of other long-term conditions. Children introduced to unhealthy foods in early childhood can develop consumption patterns that are likely to become habitual – leading to greater chances of overweight and obesity. In Waltham Forest 22.8% of 4 to 5 year olds and 37.8% of 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese.