Mexico tackles world’s worst rates of childhood obesity

Mexico's aims to change poor dietary education and high food sugar content to tackle an epidemic that sees a quarter of Mexican children classified as obese.

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A study by the World Health Organization has found child obesity has risen tenfold over the past 40 years. More than 120 million children worldwide are now suffering from obesity. And as Alasdair Baverstock reports, nowhere is the problem bigger than in Mexico.

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Alasdair Baverstock MA is an award-winning multimedia foreign correspondent based in Mexico City, with more than five years of experience covering Latin America. Originally from London, and with full NCTJ certification, he specialises in news and feature journalism for print, radio and television. His work has previously been used as set-texts in British A-Level examinations. He currently works as CGTN America's Mexico correspondent, and has formerly published work in TIME Magazine, Daily Mail, The Atlantic, Penthouse, Fox News, BBC, Daily Telegraph, TRT World, and others.

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