Obesity rates for NZ children a tragedy

Obesity rates for NZ children a tragedy

As we follow the Standard American Diet (SAD) more and more, the sicker our children get at younger ages.

“Obesity (here) is a public health disaster ... It is a tragedy at the personal, family and social levels.  It’s a pandemic”
Professor Robert Beaglehole.

“We know that the longer you’re overweight, the higher the risk of cardiovascular disease in adult life”
Professor Barry Taylor.

What has the 2013 Ministry of Health Report told us?

  • There are over 29,000 obese Kiwi kids aged 2-4
  • 10% of all NZ children are now obese
  • 11% of all NZ children aged 10-14 are now obese    

The 2013 Ministry of Health Report was presented at Otago University’s Waistline seminar on Friday June 7, 2013.  As reported by the NZ Herald on Saturday Jun 8, 2013.


 

Posted: Thursday 13 June 2013

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