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UK Children Face Health Crisis Due to Poor Diets and Poverty

UK children are growing shorter, fatter, and sicker due to poor diets and poverty, according to a Food Foundation report. The average height of five-year-olds is declining, obesity among 10 and 11-year-olds has increased by 30%, and type 2 diabetes in under-25s has risen by 22%. Experts warn that immediate action is needed to prevent lifelong health issues.
A report by the Food Foundation reveals that UK children are increasingly facing health issues due to poor diets, food insecurity, and poverty.

The average height of five-year-olds has been declining since 2013, obesity levels among 10 and 11-year-olds have surged by 30%, and type 2 diabetes cases in children under 25 have risen by 22% over the last five years.

Aggressive marketing of cheap junk food and high poverty levels are main contributors.

Health experts and food campaigners urge immediate action to prevent a generation of children from suffering lifelong health issues and an early death.

Notable voices like Henry Dimbleby, Michael Marmot, and Jamie Oliver call for government intervention to reverse these troubling trends.
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