10 Jun 2016

Tubby toddlers

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:14 pm on 10 June 2016

Child obesity is a growing problem in New Zealand, and one health initiative is underway, to get preschoolers trim and at the gym. According to Ministry of Health statistics, one in nine children, aged 2-14 years, were obese - that's 11 per cent. And a further 22 per cent were children were overweight but not obese. Nelson Bays Primary Health, is trying to combat this, with the Toddler Better Health prevention programme. Community dietitian and programme facilitator is Tonia Talbot.