Health : Children and Nutrition in Europe (1 videos)

With more than 200 million European adults and 14 million children being obese or overweight, obesity is becoming one of the biggest killers. The World Health Organization is now describing it as a worldwide epidemic.

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  • Country: Belgium
  • Town: Liege
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  • Talking head: English, French
  • Commentary language: International
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With more than 200 million European adults and 14 million children being obese or overweight, obesity is becoming one of the biggest killers. Raising children's awareness about the importance of balanced eating habits is not only about preserving quality of life but also about preventing the diseases of the future and control the huge economic cost of obesity, currently estimated to account for between 2% and 8% of healthcare spending. Visit in a Belgian elementary school that is pioneering an educational game initiative on the topic of healthy eating habit.

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