Maharashtra CM Fadnavis launches initiative to curb Childhood Obesity; Schools to get BMI Dialers to measure BMI

Posted on:18 Nov 2017 14:18:49
Maharashtra CM Fadnavis launches initiative to curb Childhood Obesity; Schools to get BMI Dialers to measure BMI
18 November 2017 Current Affairs: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a new initiative against childhood obesity, which will directly benefit over 6,000 children in Pune alone by making them aware of their Body Mass Index (BMI). 

As per the initiative, a BMI dialer will be given to the schools through which children will be able to know their BMI. India is the diabetes capital of the world and by 2025 is expected to be the second-largest country with childhood obesity, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The initiative was taken by Rotary Club of Koregaon Park with JT Foundation.

The s campaign will ensure that childhood obesity will not hamper the growth or development of our future generations.

This is a positive movement and the government will ensure support to spread this across Maharashtra.

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