Article Archive for May 2011

Children Growing Fatter and Sickly Due to Junk Food
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Posted in Media Coverage on 5 May 2011
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Dr. Vincent Onywera was interviewed today by the Daily Nation about a recent study:

Kenyan children and youth are walking less and eating more junk food. As a result they are growing fatter, lazier and more sickly than their peers

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Kenya’s 2011 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth
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Posted in Report Card on 5 May 2011
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Healthy Active Kids Kenya – in partnership with Active Healthy Kids Canada, HALO and KIDS-CAN – released their inaugural physical activity report card on May 5th in Nairobi.

Both the short and long forms of the Kenyan Report Card are … [read more]

About The KIDS-CAN Research Alliance
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Posted in Uncategorized on 1 May 2011
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Canadian children and youth are becoming obese as a result of insufficient physical activity and poor diet. Kenya is a country where traditionally most children live an active lifestyle and thus have been protected from the childhood obesity pandemic. Currently, … [read more]