Dr Ciaran Humphreys
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Parents 'not great' at spotting their child's obesity in Wales

A consultant has said parents "are not great" at identifying their own child's obesity.

Dr Ciaran Humphreys from Public Health Wales (PHW) said we have now grown used to seeing overweight children.

New figures from PHW show more than 28% of five-year-olds in Wales are overweight, with 12.5% of children classed as obese.

The problem in Wales is worse than in England and Scotland.

Dr Humphreys said measuring a child's body mass index (BMI) was not intended to label them.

Weight fears for five-year-olds

  • 04 Jul 2013
  • From the section Wales
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