Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Malaysia launched Obesity campaign targets Students

The Malaysian authorities have taken a decision to keep the record of body mass index of students on report cards as a section of the movement to fight against obesity.
A health minister of Malaysian government told that his country has the uppermost rate of overweight citizens in South Asia. The teachers will have to examine students' body weight and height to observe if they have a healthy amount of body fat. The officials say this will facilitate parents watch whether their child is flabby or obese.
 It might know divisive, but even young girls, who are generally embarrassed, say they don’t mind the decision. Because we can know our healthy weight, height yes, I worry about getting fat.
The Malaysian government says that about one in six Malaysian is either overweight or obese. But it is not only because of the rising various fast food restaurants - Malaysian food is also full of deep-fried, oily and peppery dishes.
Parents like Saiful say it is very hard to get Malaysians to take more healthily: "Because our basic food in Malaysia is coconut rice and the whole lot in our foods must utilize the coconut milk. Not so healthy, not healthy at all!"
One of the methods the government is attempting to control obesity is to get Malaysians to acquire in fewer sugar. Since last year they have been launching a campaign, but it has been very hard.
Roadside food stalls, which are massively liked amidst Malaysian families, serve very sugary drinks. There is wisdom that it would be very complicated for Malaysians to end spoiling their sweet tooth.

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