Child inequality is worse in the UK than many other developed countries, a damning study by Unicef says.
The UN’s body for children found “concerning gaps in health, education, and income” with the most disadvantaged children “left to fall behind”.
The government says it is working to “eliminate” child poverty and to improve life chances for children.
A huge difference in healthy lifestyles was uncovered by the research.
Of the 37 countries studied, children from the poorest and richest families in the UK showed the biggest difference in the levels of healthy eating.
Children from the poorest households were found to be less physically active than their richer peers.