30% of Bulgarian Children Are Overweight

Society » HEALTH | January 20, 2012, Friday // 17:54
Bulgaria: 30% of Bulgarian Children Are Overweight File photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Some 30% of Bulgaria's children aged between 6 and 19 are overweight, according to a survey conducted by the Sofia Medical University and the National Center for Public Health and Analyses.

Nearly 12.7% of the Bulgarian schoolchildren are obese, the survey has shown.

20.4% of Bulgaria's children eat chips eat chips each day, while 32.2% consume pastry foods on a daily basis.

Every fifth Bulgarian child drinks beverages containing sugar more than once a day, while 7% enjoy energy drinks every day. Some 34% of the overweight Bulgarian children rarely eat fresh vegetables.

Only 24% of the children in Bulgaria are physically active for at least an hour each day. 35% have admitted that they are physically active less than two days a week.

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