Obesity in school children continues to increase in Ecuador

Every day, in fast food places, people are tempted with a “do you want to super-size your order? Maybe more fires or soda?” And many impulsively say “Yes.” But these types of products are on the ‘red list,’ as they have been shown to be part of an obesity epidemic, which affect more than 30% of schoolchildren in Ecuador. José Antonio Vargas is an 11-year-old teenager who was overweight. He says that his diet included foods considered ‘junk.’ Among them, his favorite: pizza. Every time he went out with his family—three times a month—he served himself at least three pieces.…

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