Childhood overweight on the rise

Is it too late to turn the tide in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Una madre y su hija en una tienda, rodeadas de carteles


Children living with overweight or obesity are more likely to continue to have these conditions in adulthood, and to have non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and some types of cancer), as well as a shorter life expectancy.  

UNICEF calls on all sectors and key actors to make it possible for children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean to access healthy nutrition and thrive. 

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