Health Ministry set to take war on obesity to schools

The Health Ministry yesterday announced a major offensive against obesity, saying officials will be targeting schools and canteens in the hope that children will eat healthier and take home the message to their parents who are increasingly vulnerable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to obesity.

With NCDs, such as diabetes, heart diseases, cancers, stroke and cardio pulmonary diseases such as asthma, accounting for over half of the country’s deaths Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran says tackling NCDs  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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