Barbados News

Muslim association tackling obesity in children

Civil society organizations on island have been challenged by the Barbados Muslim Association to join the effort in the fight against childhood obesity.

Secretary, Suleiman Bulbulia says childhood obesity and overweight statistics have jumped from eight per cent in the 1980’s to an estimated 40 percent just four decades later.

As a way of playing a part in reversing this trend, his association is installing water coolers in a number of schools to ensure children have a healthier alternative to sugar -sweetened beverages.

Suleiman Bulbulia, of the Barbados Muslim Association

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