Summary Article Childhood Obesity
Obesity in children can make them get many diseases in the future. Between 1995 and 2011, obesity in children rose from 11 to 17 per cent of boys and 12 to 16 per cent of girls.The increasing number of childhood obesity make government think that they need to make a plan to tackle this problem. The plans are by increasing physical activities in schools and encouraging food companies to reduce sugar in their products. Kind of foods that need to reduce sugar such as yoghurt, bread and drink. In the first year, the company only need to reduce 5 per cent and gradually reduce to 20 per cent. Primary school also need to ensure that their students do physical activities at least 60 minutes per day. Government also has a strategy to give the money from levy on sugar drinks to school to support sports equipment and breakfast club. On the other hand, many people criticised this plan but government still have to do this strategy because it's a government duties to secure the health and future of the next generation.
Link : newscientist.com/article/2101573-childhood-obesity-strategy-stops-short-of-banning-junk-food-ads/