Findings from the Global School-based Students Health Survey 2019 among teenagers aged 13 to 17 has shown that one in two teenagers are overweight or obese. Meanwhile, the rate of obesity among secondary school students is around 20 per cent.
Routine monitoring on the status of obesity among children aged six to 13 showed a worrying trend since 2009 whereby the trend has increased by one point every year. This is not surprising, given that only 11.5 per cent meet the recommended level of physical activity and as many as 33.6 per cent drink one or more canned drinks, which have a high sugar content, every day.
More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin