NCDPA recommends '5-2-1-0' rule to combat childhood obesity

The Hindu March 1, 2024, 07:00 PM UTC

Summary: The Non Communicable Diseases Prevention Academy (NCDPA) recommends the '5-2-1-0' rule to combat childhood obesity, advocating for five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of screen time, one hour of physical activity, and zero consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and ultra processed foods. By 2030, it's estimated that one in 10 obese children will be from India. Globally, obesity has increased 4.5 times from 1990 to 2022. The academy emphasizes the need for healthier lifestyles and measures such as front-of-pack labeling and advertising bans on unhealthy foods.

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