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Tackling Childhood Obesity: Chinese School Serves Meals Based on Kids’ Weight

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High School for girls in Asia. Image: JinKai97.

A Chinese kindergarten in Shanghai province has sparked controversy over its practice of differentiating the meals it serves according to children’s body weight.

The school, located in Jiading district of Shanghai, has about 130 students. Those found to be overweight receive afternoon meals consisting of boiled vegetables, while meals for those found underweight consist of eggs, milk, meat balls and biscuits. The school also provides special meals for children with allergies, China Daily reported.

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