Promoting health through the life-course

Ending childhood obesity

A group of children crossing the street
Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare

25 JANUARY 2016 -- The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity launched its final report today, to address the alarming levels of childhood obesity and overweight globally. The report proposes a range of recommendations for governments to reverse the rising trend of children aged under 5 years becoming overweight and obese. Currently, 41 million children in this age group are obese or overweight.