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Last Updated: Tuesday April 13 2010 08:11 GMT

Kids call for ban on 'obesity'

Ricky in front of a blackboard

What do you think of the word 'obesity'? Ricky's been finding out

Children in Liverpool are hoping to get the city council to ban using the word obesity when speaking to kids about the condition.

Ninety kids aged 9-11 reckon the word discourages larger kids from slimming down and want the phrase 'unhealthy weight' used instead.

Liverpool City Council are now considering banning the word in information they give out.

Children in the Liverpool Schools Parliament put forward the idea.

They represent the views of schoolchildren across the city and speak to the city council to keep them filled in on youth issues.