Spain’s obesity rates are rising, especially in children

Produced by Gina-Maria Garcia and Danny Mortimer

MADRID – Due to a number of reasons, from a change in lifestyle to a weakening economy, Spain is now one of the most overweight countries in the world. The rate of obesity is especially high in children – a fact that has health officials worried about the future. The Ministry of Health is working to establish a number of new education and fitness programs, but many believe that’s not going to be enough. A change of mindset is what people need, especially from parents and school systems, experts warn. Click below to watch “Child Obesity in Spain” and see how health officials are working to keep the nation’s children healthy and fit.


About carlenehempel

I teach journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, and am leading a team of students abroad to report and write.

Posted on June 9, 2014, in Reporting from Madrid and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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