Presentation on theme: "Na Aruba, One Happy Island The necessity of a regional project on the prevention of childhood obesity. Health-Sport-Education-Infrastructure BON BINI."— Presentation transcript:
Na Aruba, One Happy Island The necessity of a regional project on the prevention of childhood obesity. Health-Sport-Education-Infrastructure BON BINI
Aruban School Children academic course: 1940 Aruban School Children today
If we think of transmissible disease as having a complexity of 100, and non communicate disease a complexity of 1000, then obesity has a complexity of 1 billion
The prevention of childhood obesity requires increasing the perception This can only be made possible if people recognize childhood obesity as a disease Its prevention entails physical activity and balanced nutrition, through the complex process of perception of the problem and the motivation to prevent it.
Bureau Minister van VS Post:16560001 The number of people doing moderate and intense physical activity in recent years increased steadily from 9% in 2006 to 39% in 2012 Adults: 81% overweight
The prevalence of overweight including obesity in boys in Bonaire is 24.1% and in girls 32.5%. The prevalence of obesity is 10.2% in boys and 13.1% in girls Despite the absence of fast-food companies the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 6-11 year old children is higher in Bonaire than in Netherlands but lower in Aruba
Stakeholders must be motivated with specific stimulus to multi sectorial and multi-level actions in aspects of agriculture, industry, trade, infrastructure, legislation and media, among others Specific platform is necessary to do it
Preventing Obesity poses a pivotal challenge and opportunity for change. It’s also one of humanity’s most pressing obligations Many shortcomings and contradictions come with task, yet never before have so many political leaders, scientists, and health experts conjointly recognized their concern and need to act on this issue
We must address it now and with the full strength of our professional knowledge, research capacity, diplomatic cooperation, and public outreach because the health and development of entire nations depend upon it We can prevent Obesity With the contribution of everyone concerned. Let’s do it right!
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