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Understanding why our children are becoming the fattest in Europe
• The UK has seen the fastest growth in obesity in Europe; childhood obesity has tripled in the past 20 years.
• The environment in which a young person lives is associated with their activity levels and diet.
• We will measure a wide range of environmental factors (using GPS and mapping systems) and compare these to the diet and activity levels of 1,000 school children in order to understand the explosive rise in childhood obesity.