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HEALA focuses on childhood obesity as South Africa celebrates the 2019 Child Protection Week

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Now in its 22nd year, the 2019 Child Protection Week in South Africa is June 2-9. HEALA, The Healthy Living Alliance is one of many organizations marking this important week. Observing that South Africa has the highest rate of childhood obesity in the world, HEALA renewed the call for access to healthy food choices in all communities. The organization highlighted the negative effects of mass marketing of less healthy alternatives by large food corporations, and called for implementation of the WHO recommendation on marketing food and non-alcoholic beverages to children.

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