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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Obesity rates among 4-year-olds in New Zealand are declining

    Obesity rates among 4-year-olds in New Zealand are declining


    An Otago University team has analysed electronic data from the Health Ministry's B4 School Check - a free service offered to all 4-year-olds.

    Analysis of data from 2010 to 2016 shows a downward trend across all socio-economic and ethnic groups.

    That trend continued between 2017 and 2019.

    Researcher Dr Lisa Daniels says the results are positive - but there's still work to do.

    She says around 30 percent of four-year old New Zealand children are still considered overweight and obese.

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