Educating parents to prevent childhood obesity

 

 

Group in MaltaChildhood obesity is a serious medical condition. One in five children is overweight or obese amounting to 14 million overweight children in Europe. In Malta the authorities reaches out to educate parents on how to prevent and manage the problem.
In this interview Dr Charmaine Gauci explains why awareness about childhood obesity is required.  She is Director Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate at the Ministry for Energy and Health (MEH) in Malta. Dr Charmaine explains about the specific action being taken in Malta and how MEH reaches out to educate.