Childhood and adolescent obesity is a major health issue in the Caribbean: more than 10% of young people are now obese. In some countries this figure rises to around 25%. Less than a third are active enough and are at growing risk of NCDs such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension. In fact, in Barbados some 2,500 children have developed high blood pressure as a result of obesity.
The Research and Some Sense team (“Straight facts, no chaser”) has put together an entertaining and irreverent video using data from the Port of Spain NCD evaluation. There are some concrete suggestions as to what we can do to better protect our children.
Take a look here.