Leah Lewis

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) data, worldwide, 41 million children under the age of five years and 340 million children and adolescents aged five to 19 years are overweight or obese.

The worrying statistics have placed childhood obesity as one of the most serious health challenges for the 21st century. To meaningfully address the obesity epidemic, what can be done? While the powers that be are doing their part, corporate and private citizens also have their part to play.

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