Being overweight affects about 14% of Polish girls and almost 20% of boys. Childhood obesity is a health concern, as it increases the demand for paediatric treatment. Moreover, the slow but continuous increase in the prevalence in Poland over the past 40 years and the fact that an obese child will most likely become an obese adult indicates that childhood obesity jeopardises the sustainability of our health system.

To read the report on reducing childhood obesity in Poland on the WHO/Europe website go to: WHO/Europe | WHO European Office for NCDs – Reducing childhood obesity in Poland by effective policies (2017)