1 in 4 Australian children are overweight or obese

The Facts.



Current trends predict that when Gen Z, born 1995-2009, reach adulthood in 2027, 78% of males and 62% of females in this generation are likely to be obese or overweight

81% of Australian children and young people in Australia, aged 5-17 years do not meet the physical activity recommendations

Physical activity is essential for healthy growth and cognitive development

Overweight children have a 70-80% chance of remaining overweight their entire lives

Increased participation in sport and physical activity leads to enhancement of  memory, concentration, behaviour and academic achievement

44% of children aged 6 to 12 spend too much time on screens

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