of 9 year olds meet the recommended 60 mins a day of physical activity. If you grow up in a poor household you are at an higher risk of having a number of health problems in later life, including cardiovascular disease, lung disease & mental health issues.
1 in 4
in disadvantaged areas are presenting as overweight or obese. State-funded research estimates that obesity and unhealthy weight issues will result in the deaths of 85,000 of this generation of children in Ireland.