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Stressing that more focus on the issue is necessary, Vojtěch said children are now eating more fruits and vegetables while consuming fewer sweets, which is good news, but they often lack sufficient exercise, which should amount to around an hour per day, Czech Radio added. 

As reported by the yesterday, a similar survey by the World Health Organisation found the majority of Bulgarians over 18 were at least overweight, putting the country close to the top of the league in Europe, and 13.6% of children.