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1 in 5 of Island's reception children are overweight

Thu, 20 Nov 2014


Obesity is costing the Isle of Man £5.6 million each year - with one in five reception children registering as overweight.

A new 10-year strategy has been launched to improve the Island's health and wellbeing.

The aim is to encourage early intervention and get more people, more active, more quickly by making sporting opportunities available to all.

Physical inactivity costs an estimated £11.6 million each year - Paul Bridson is the head of sport, youth and recreation he says that figure will only go up: 

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