Ireland On Course To Become Most Obese Nation In Europe

Ireland On Course To Become Most Obese Nation In Europe
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

4 May 2017

Ireland is on course to become the most obese nation in Europe according to new figures

At least one in five children in Ireland is overweight or obese according to the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre.

Their figures show that across all ages the issue affects more girls than boys.

Those attending DEIS schools also tend to have higher levels of overweight and obesity and the gap becomes wider as children get older.