Obe­sity rate in­creases for Bei­jing teens

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The obe­sity rate for chil­dren and teenagers in Bei­jing in­creased to 20 per­cent in 2013 from 14 per­cent in 2006, sig­nif­i­cantly higher than the na­tional av­er­age, ac­cord­ing to the an­nual Re­port on Bei­jing Healthy City Con­struc­tion.

The av­er­age rate na­tion­wide for males and fe­males was 8.6 and 4.1 per­cent in 2010, the most re­cent year for which na­tional fig­ures are avail­able, ac­cord­ing to the re­port jointly is­sued by seven or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Nearly 19 per­cent

of male stu­dents and 11 per­cent of fe­male stu­dents in Bei­jing were obese in 2010, the re­port said

Re­search con­ducted in 2012 shows that only 30 per­cent of the city’s pri­mary and sec­ondary schools re­quired ex­er­cise for at least one hour a day.

In 2013, the com­mis­sion re­quired pri­mary and sec­ondary schools in Bei­jing to en­sure one hour’s daily ex­er­cise for stu­dents. It also rec­om­mended a healthy diet menu to schools that pro­vided lunch to the stu­dents.

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