The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is an annual programme which measures the height and weight of children in Reception Year (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) within state maintained schools.
The key results for Wiltshire from the 2017/18 National Child Measurement Programme are:
Wiltshire, generally, has lower percentages of obese and/or overweight children than England or the South West. However, around 1 in 5 pupils in Reception Year and 1 in 3 in Year 6 in Wiltshire were found to be obese or overweight in 2017/18.
Although levels are lower than national and regional averages, excess weight in childhood still presents a significant public health challenge to our children’s health and wellbeing because of the number of children it affects.
Local analysis has been carried out to identify groups or areas within geography that might have higher percentages of children with excess weight. This report can be downloaded from the right of the screen.
National, regional and trend analysis can be made at https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/national-child-measurement-programme