Childhood obesity is a real issue for the parents and children of today. Nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese, and we are seeing the first generation of children that are likely to be less healthy than their parents. The highest levels of obesity are seen in those children from low income backgrounds, and in East Devon there are pockets of real deprivation.
The Littleham estate is a large social housing estate, with many children having difficulties at home and 80% have dealings with social services.
We are currently running a short series of four sessions at Littleham, funded by the Gibbons Family Trust and the Norman Family Trust. Watch diary dates for more details.
This project will be funded by the Big Lottery Funds People Project until July 2018