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£100,000 To Tackle Childhood Obesity in Cornwall

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7:00am 12th February 2013

Cornwall is set to tackle an obesity timebomb threatening our children.

Pirate FM has learnt one in five 10 year olds in the Duchy are officially classed as dangerously fat.

Across the Duchy 19,210 children live in poverty and life expectancy is 5.7 years lower for men and 5.2 years lower for women in the most deprived areas than in the least deprived areas.

Now a £100,000 is being spent helping schools in our poorest areas fight the problem.

The money comes from the British Heart Foundation.

It will mean schools will be offered training so they can work with parents and children in tackling weight issues, promoting community-based family activities outside of school hours and encouraging participation in school-time activities promoted by the BHF, such as Jump Rope for Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball.

Youngster Nathaniel goes to Treloweth in Illogan and already takes part in a special club: "We have a fitness trail in our playground and we can go on that at lunchtimes. We have our own journal where we can write what we do everyday.

"I do tennis and football every week. I do basketball and handball nearly everyday with my friends. It makes me feel more happier than ever."

Kerry Bailey from NHS Cornwall said: “We want to ensure that connections are made between health and physical activity in a way that is educational and supportive and involves the whole family.”

7:00am 12th February 2013

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