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Problem of childhood obesity

Problem of childhood obesity
01 Oct

Several factors in the non-school environment are adding to the woes of childhood obesity.

Director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Professor Anne St John says these include excessive time spent on video games, communicating via cell phones and watching television for extended hours along with reduced physical activity.

Professor St John also says that inadequate labelling of food products is a matter of concern

Professor St john also spoke out against the aggressive marketing, advertising and promotion of junk food stressing these things are fuelling childhood obesity.

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