With 30% of Indian children underweight, Obama vows to help them with obesity

With 30% of Indian children underweight, Obama vows to help them with obesity

[Ed. – That’s our POTUS, always with his pulse on the finger.]

In a joint radio appearance with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, President Barack Obama said there is a “worldwide epidemic of obesity” and that he looks forward to working with the government of India and non-governmental organizations on the “issue of obesity” in India.

In 2013-2014, according to a survey conducted by UNICEF and India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development, 30.7 percent of Indian children under five were underweight.

That was a significant improvement for India, where 43.5 percent of the children under five had been underweight at the time of the last survey in 2005-2006. …

According to the United Nations World Food Program a quarter of all undernourished people on Earth live in India; and the Global Hunger Index, produced by the International Food Policy Research Institute, placed India 55th out of 76 countries it ranked for hunger.

North Korea and Cambodia were among the countries that had better scores than India on this issue.

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