Helping your child maintain a healthy weight

Obese children may encounter social isolation, bullying and discrimination, resulting in low self-esteem, and possibly, depression. Photo: AFP

There is increasing concern over the problem of childhood obesity.

The 2017 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) found that the frequency of obesity among adolescents aged 13 to 17 was 13.3%, while 15.2% were overweight.

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