SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be introducing obesity prevention program at schools, teaming up with three institutions to begin test driving the program this month.
The Seoul Health Promotion School Program educates students on the principles of a healthy diet while lifting the educational burden from parents and teachers.
Participants will be provided with breakfast and engage in a physical activity led by a special coordinator. Educational courses will also be provided to parents, and patients with severe obesity will be sent to a local medical clinic.
The objective is to allow students have a healthy breakfast and enjoy exercise after school.
The obesity rate among teenagers living in Seoul reached 10.1 percent last year, leading city officials to come up with more proactive measures to tackle the problem.
Students enrolled at schools participating in the program can join with parental consent.
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)