How Amsterdam is reducing child obesity



Childhood obesity rates are rising in many parts of the world - but in Amsterdam they are falling. The city's healthy-weight programme has seen a 12% drop in overweight and obese children.
"Go!" shouts the instructor. Tyrell van der Wees throws himself forward to do sit-ups, then jumps up and runs to the end of the gym and back again. He is breathing fast, his heart pumping.
The nine-year-old is smiling, working hard and having fun. He is also part of Amsterdam's efforts to improve the health of its children.
At the back of the gym Tyrell's mother, Janice, is sitting with other... read more

 
2 April 2018 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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