Highest child obesity levels being visited by Coca-Cola this Christmas

The iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck will travel through towns with some of the highest child obesity levels in England as it makes its journey around the country.

It is scheduled to call at Manchester, Liverpool and the London boroughs of Greenwich and Westminster – where one in four children is officially obese.

The glittering red truck will also visit Gloucester, Great Yarmouth, Middlesbrough and Nottingham, each of which appears in the top 50 areas for child obesity, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

However, the truck will not be stopping at Boston in Lincolnshire, the town with the highest proportion of obese children.

The truck is scheduled to stop at 46 locations in the UK as part of Coca-Cola’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Holidays Are Coming advert.

Coca-Cola has given millions of dollars to a group that promotes the idea that exercise, rather than a healthy diet, is the real key to weight loss

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