Chubby Crisis

Learn about the effects of childhood obesity
and how you can keep your kid healthy.

words bhuva narayanan
illustrations seow soo shya
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Cute rounded cheeks, dimpled thigh folds, soft plump belly – sound cute?
Junior is fun to cuddle now, but you might be setting him up for a lifetime of problems.

According to the National Health Survey (NHS) statistics, just over half of adult
Singaporeans are at risk of developing weight-related health problems,
which usually stems from habits developed in childhood and adolescence.

Being overweight, if left untreated, could lead to several physical and psychological
problems. The percentage of overweight kids in Singapore has almost doubled,
from 6% in 1998 to 11% in 2013…

Two local experts share their advice in the Knockout Edition.