BON BINI. Na Aruba, One Happy Island. The necessity of a regional project on the prevention of childhood obesity. Health-Sport-Education-Infrastructure . Aruban School Children academic course: 1940. Aruban School Children today.
Na Aruba, One Happy Island
The necessity of a regional project on the prevention of childhood obesity. Health-Sport-Education-Infrastructure
Aruban School Children today
non communicate disease a complexity of 1000, then
obesity has a complexity of 1 billion
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.
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
more than 1.5 million of tourists.
99.9% imported food
Bridgetown, May 2013
Antigua, Guatemala 2012
Chapala, Mexico 2012
Santiago de Chile, 2012
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!