|School should take steps like improving food education and extending free fruit breaks to improve the overall health of children, according to an expert.
Fruit breaks should be given to junior children as well as infants and diet education should be part of the national curriculum from an early age, the head of nutrition and dietetic services at Mayday University Hospital, Justine Sharpe, suggested.
A Department of Health report stated that between 1995 and 2003, the prevalence of obesity in children aged two to ten increased from 9.9 per cent to 13.7 per cent.
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