A growing problem

February 2008
Irish Farmers Monthly;Feb2008, p3
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the growing number of overweight and obese teenagers in Ireland. She asserts that the number of obese boys have risen from 6% to 19%, while obese girls have increased from 15% to 17%. Moreover, she discusses the study which found out that one third of teenagers in the country do not eat fruit, 75% do not eat fiber, and 50% eat too much fat. She argues that teenagers must be guided on food and that they should be taught on how to cook healthy meals.


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