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.
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