Getting the school uniform at M&S has been a long standing tradition for many parents, but now the household name has started to release school uniforms suitable for obese children, which are allegedly selling at incredible speeds, reports the Daily Mail.
The M&S Plus Fit range, which is sold through its website, sells clothes aimed at 3 to 16-year- olds and has now started to stock blazers and trousers for 4-year-olds with waistlines if 23 inches, (which is the size of an average 8-year-old). Girls clothes are now available in sizes up to the adult size 18.
“The fact that M&S has launched this range indicates the severity of the obesity problem,” says Tam Fry from the National Obesity Forum.
“It should be a wake-up call to parents, but also to society and the Government.”
M&S played down the calls for concern about the schemes apparent success saying: “This is a small online trial in response to customer demand.”
One in four children are classed as overweight by the time they begin primary school.