Merseyside road safety failures
Merseyside / national road safety failures
Merseyside road safety concernsSo-Mo project on pedestrian casualties
Merseyside road safety improvements
Taking action on poor road safety
Childhood obesity levels in MerseysideA major factor in childhood obesity is lack of exercise - walking and cycling should normally form part of a healthy lifestyle, but can be prevented by dangerous roads. Diet also plays a part in obesity, but average calorie intakes have fallen compared to several decades ago, when obesity was much less of a problem.
These are the figures from Public Health England for the prevalence of obesity at aged 10-11 (2015/16) :
So all Merseyside boroughs have levels above the England average - and England has poor figures compared to the rest of western Europe.
Obesity in children has serious long-term consequences:
 Public Health England: https://healthierlives.phe.org.uk/topic/public-health-dashboard/comparisons#par/E92000001/ati/102/iid//sexId//gid/1938133162/pat/102 (viewed 23.1.18).
 https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news/fragmented-approach-child-health-damaging-long-term-health-nation-warns-royal-college (viewed 23.1.18).
Last updated: 17 Jun 2018