41 Million Overweight Children Worldwide

41 Million Overweight Children Worldwide


The World Health Organization says the childhood obesity epidemic continues to grow. A new report from the organization says there are more than 41 million kids under the age of 5 across the world who are overweight. They expect that number to nearly *double* by the end of the next decade. The report also comes with a recommendation for governments around the world to do more . to pass legislation encouraging physical activity and healthy eating for kids. Local dietitians say the report shows obesity is becoming a problem for many cultures . and not just Americans. The significance of this report is that it is a worldwide recognition, it is a problem across the globe, spanning all countries, all income levels, it is a world issue that we have now. The W-H-O says the largest increases in overweight children are in low- and middle-income countries.

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