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KISR to set up program to fight obesity in children
16/10/2012   |   12:56 PM | Kuwait News
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KUWAIT, Oct 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) is to set up a program to fight children obesity through the assessment of school meals, meals consumption and physical education classes.
Head of the project Dr. Lina Davidson told KUNA, on Tuesday, that "the idea behind the program followed a nutrition survey conducted on 1,800 individuals.
" Results of the survey showed that 30 percent of children are obese.
The program, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), focuses on the concept of fighting obesity in children by estimating total energy exertion and calculating the Body Mass Index (BMI) and bone mineral density by the use of nuclear measuring techniques.
Dr. Davidson noted that six elementary schools and 300 students will be chosen to engage in the one-year program.
The program's six-member team, three researchers from KISR and three from the Ministry of Health, will carry out regular checkup visits to schools to evaluate the program progression. (end) zak.abd.nfm KUNA 161256 Oct 12NNNN
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