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Singapore To Cancel Anti-Obesity Program

Posted by AregM

Singapore plans to end a 15-year-old anti-obesity program in schools after complaints from parents that overweight children, in particular, were being singled out and teased by classmates. The program, Trim and Fit, focused on reducing the number of overweight children in schools by making them exercise vigorously before and after school and during breaks until they lost a certain amount of weight. The new program will be a holistic one that caters to all children and focuses on mental and social health as well as physical health. Obesity in children is a problem, but in my opinion, there's no need to make it painful for those who are already teased by their classmates. ....Continued on
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