The interesting point that Chris Watts, director of health at Lewisham Primary Care Trust, makes is that education is being used to break the cycle. Poor diets, poor sexual health, lack of exercise etc. contribute to the poor figures yet none of these is inherently linked with low income but there is a strong link with poor education.
Healthy living needs to start at schools and be supported and reinforced throughout a person’s life. Someone has to be at the bottom of a list, I would rather it was not us.