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Growing Healthy Kids in South Western Sydney is a new action plan launched by South Western Sydney Local Health District with the aim of helping to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent by 2025. South Western Sydney has the second highest childhood overweight and obesity rate in the state – almost 6 per cent above the state average.

People who are overweight or obese in childhood are likely to remain so into adulthood and are more likely to develop chronic diseases such as diabetes at an early age.

Growing Healthy Kids in South Western Sydney Action Plan sets out actions for how government and non-government organisations will take action to address the issue.

The actions include access to healthy food environments, opportunities for physical activity, community education, health policies and partnerships.

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