The proportion of children who attend a state-maintained school in Hackney and the City who are obese more than doubles from 12% in Reception Year to 26% in Year 6. In line with these increasing rates of obesity, the number of referrals to the local obesity treatment service (see Section 3.7) increases between age five and 10 years (Figure 6).

Figure 6: Referrals to children’s obesity treatment service Lifestyle Eat-well Activity Positivity (LEAP) in Hackney and the City by client’s age (2014)

Graph shows a bar chart of the clients age between 0-19, with the highest number of referrals being between the ages of 10-11  with 45 referrals.
Figure 6: Referrals to children’s obesity treatment service Lifestyle Eat-well Activity Positivity (LEAP) in Hackney and the City by client’s age (2014)

Source: LEAP Service (2015)