“This report paints a disturbing picture of the state of our children’s health. Over a third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, potentially setting them up for a lifetime of poor physical and mental health.

“We must take bold action now by bringing in measures like the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, reducing the sugar, saturated fat and salt from everyday foods and restricting junk food marketing to children to give us a fighting chance to help make our children healthier now, and in the future.”