The latest results from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) were published by the NHS Information Centre today.
The 2010/11 school year report includes analysis of the prevalence of underweight, healthy weight, overweight and obese children in Reception (aged 4 to 5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years).
Every year, as part of the NCMP, children in Reception and Year 6 are weighed and measured during the school year.
About the NCMP
The NCMP is now recognised internationally as a world-class source of public health intelligence and holds UK National Statistics status.
The programme provides high-quality data on child overweight and obesity levels and trends. The data help improve understanding of overweight and obesity in children and are used at a national level to inform policy, and locally to inform the planning and commissioning of services.