ADHIAMBO CONSTANCE: Not all chubby children are obese

According to WHO, 41 million under-fives are obese

In Summary

• Most people tend to confuse obese children with chubby babies since there is no major difference in appearance between the two.

• Parents should be counselled on high birth weight during their pregnancies to prevent childhood obesity and other health problems.

Paediatric obesity, where a child is overweight for his or her age, is a decades-old world health problem.

According to the World Health Organisation, 41 million children under the age of ...

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