Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Heart and Stroke Foundation Concerned By High Child Obesity


With obesity week being observed until Saturday, the Heart and Stroke Foundation said it was concerned about the high levels of child obesity in South Africa.

The week is observed with the hope of creating awareness about the importance of healthy eating. The World Obesity Foundation has stated that, by the year 2030 the countries South Africa and China will see the largest spike in child obesity. Research has also found that more than 14% of children between the ages of six and 14 are overweight or obese.

Ntokozo Ngubane Dietician at the Heart and Stroke Foundation said overweight children were more likely to be exposed to diseases in their adulthood.

By: Ellouise Muller

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