Farewell to "little fat man"! Public sports facilities are expected to be open to children and adolescents free of charge
In the future, China will promote the opening of public sports facilities free or low fees to children and adolescents, and support the opening of sports facilities in primary and secondary schools in their spare time and holidays. In order to solve the problem of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents, the general office of the National Health Commission and the general office of the Ministry of Education jointly issued the implementation plan for the prevention and control of obesity in children and adolescents yesterday.
In recent years, due to the profound changes in the dietary structure and lifestyle of children and adolescents, as well as the heavy burden of school work and the popularity of electronic products, the phenomenon of unbalanced nutrition and insufficient physical activity of children and adolescents is widespread. The overweight and obesity rate is rising rapidly, which has become an important public health problem threatening the physical and mental health of children in China.
The program puts forward the overall goal of "overweight and obesity" prevention and control, that is, taking the average annual growth rate of overweight and obesity rate from 2002 to 2017 as the baseline, and from 2020 to 2030, the average annual growth rate of overweight and obesity rate of children and adolescents aged 0 to 18 years will decrease by 70% on the basis of the baseline. At the same time, a series of key tasks are put forward to strengthen the responsibilities of families, schools, medical and health institutions and the government.
The program also requires the General Administration of sports and the Ministry of education to improve sports facilities for children and adolescents. For example, we should promote the opening of public sports facilities free or low fees to children and adolescents, support the opening of primary and secondary school sports facilities to children and adolescents in their spare time and holidays, and encourage sports venues to provide children and adolescents with sufficient drinking water free of charge and in line with national standards. In addition, the General Administration of market supervision and other departments should strengthen the management of food labels for high sugar, high fat and high salt foods, and do not encourage the use of pictures, descriptions and shape designs that appeal to children in marketing and food packaging.