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Date: 22/12/2014
Source: Top Santé

Greece holds the European record for overweight children. Nearly 33% of 11 yr-olds are overweight – in Switzerland it is only 11% which is the lowest rate in Europe.

Belgium is the first country in the world to pass a law that makes euthanasia possible for children and teenagers of any age who are seriously or terminally ill. (In the Netherlands a child must be at least 12 years old). There is one condition however: a pediatric psychologist or psychiatrist must first determine that a child who is a minor has “the capacity of discernment“.

USA – 20% fewer calories in soft drinks. All of the main manufacturers of soft and fizzy drinks (Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper) have announced that they are planning to reduce the number of calories in their cans by 20% over the next 10 years.
This commitment was made at the 10th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative that has taken up the challenge to fight the obesity crisis and escalating rates of diabetes.