These are the statistics…
25% of Irish children are overweight or obese – that’s 300,000 children.
10% of Irish children considered to be obese – that’s 100,000 children.
There are 35,000 obese children in Dublin alone
and 60% of obese children will become obese adults
Scary statistics, but is there any point in getting into the blame game?
How do we treat the problem and improve the services we have?
This week, Newstalk Lunchtime attempted to answer these questions in a special series on childhood obesity.