Children’s health in Wales facing national crisis

Wales is facing a national crisis in terms of our children's health, according to the National Assembly's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee.

During its inquiry into 'Physical Activity of Children and Young People', the committee heard stark evidence that 'levels of physical activity and sedentariness among children in Wales are some of the poorest globally'.

Latest figures from the Public Health Wales Child Measurement Programme show an increase in the number of obese four to five year olds over the last two years with more than one in four children aged four to five now overweight or obese.