Japan public schools tackle childhood obesity

Meal time across Tokyo public schools is an event, not just an opportunity to fill the stomach.

    Childhood obesity is a growing problem around the world, especially since some governments have been slow to realise the magnitude of the issue and to begin tackling it.

    However, in Japan, obesity in children is declining, thanks in part to a school lunch programme.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Tokyo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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