Survey shows rise in obesity in France - Figures published today have revealed that nearly 20% of French adolescents are overweight or obese. The figures published by the Ministry of Health show a worrying rise with obesity or overweight affecting a quarter of French adolescents.
The study conducted with third grade students also points out that girls are more likely to be overweight: there are 19.7% of overweight girls compared to 16.9% of boys. In total, half of the third grader students spend an average of three and a half hours on screens every weekday. On weekends, the duration explodes: 6 hours per day on average.
The study also highlights the consequences of social inequalities: overweight and obesity are higher among adolescents from less advantaged social backgrounds.
Due to national strike action of some civil servants, several schools in Cannes are today expected to see some services disrupted.... Read More