Generation

LIVING CHANNEL – Tuesdays from 9 February, 8.30pm

Nearly a quarter of British children are already obese or overweight by the time they start primary school and this figure rises to a third by the time they go to secondary school. By 2050 a massive 90% of today’s kids will be overweight or obese if current trends continue. Experts predict that this generation of children – Generation XXL- are on course for a lifetime of serious health problems and worse still, a significantly reduced life expectancy. This long-term observational documentary series sets out to follow a group of seven obese children for the next decade, revisiting them every couple of years to discover what it’s really like to grow up as an overweight child in Britain today.